Monthly Archives: December 2016

Pathways – What do you get the one who has everything?

We have been learning during these last few weeks that God is a great giver. He gives grace and he gave us his son (John 3:16). And our hearts have been stirred by God’s goodness toward us and we ask, “What can I give to God in return?” That’s a tough question because Scripture tells…

Pathways – Jesus Christ changes lives

It is undeniable that Jesus Christ changes lives. We see the truth illustrated over and over again in the gospels as people who have an encounter with Jesus are forever changed. And we have witnessed the power of Christ to transform lives in our own day, even in our own lives. To be sure, many…

Pathways – Be sure to get the order right

At this time of year our son Mark likes to watch Christmas specials and sing along with them at the top of his lungs. Because of YouTube Mark can watch these specials whenever he chooses – and it’s usually when I’m trying to write these pathway thoughts. Today he’s watching “Santa Claus is coming to…

Pathways – The grace of giving

In 2 Corinthians 8:7 the Corinthian Christians, and we ourselves, are encouraged to “excel in this grace of giving.” So this week our two themes of grace and giving collide to make one wonderful truth.   It’s not how we often speak of grace and the combination of words seems a bit odd. But we have…