Intrusion or Invitation?

My wife surprised me with a whirlwind trip to New York at Christmas. Seeing the Big Apple during the holidays was on my bucket list, so I soaked in everything from the sparkling Rockefeller Center tree to the Rockettes holiday show. It was a grand trip made even grander by our...

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An Ordinary Miracle

  The Nativity is the story of an ordinary miracle. Look closely at the tapestry of Christmas, and you will notice it has been woven with common thread and shining strands of gold. First, consider the utter humanness of this story: JESUS WAS BORN Jesus was a human infant. He didn’t mythically spring, fully-formed, from the...

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Your Days Are Numbered

With the Newtown, Conn. school shooting still fresh in my mind, the children of Richland Hills United Methodist Church in NRH, TX looked especially precious to me when I performed my Christmas magic show on Sunday afternoon. About thirty kids and “kids-at-heart” gathered in the fellowship hall to watch my goofy...

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