Christmas | Crosstraining 12.24.13

Read Hosea 11:1-4 I remember those days long ago when our children were learning to walk. First they showed their readiness by pulling themselves up and taking a tentative step or two. My wife and I would reach out our hands and encourage them to walk toward us. We...

Christmas | Crosstraining 12.23.13

Read Matthew 1:18-25 O.Henry’s classic tale “The Gift of the Magi” tells of Jim and Della, a young married couple who are struggling financially. As Christmas approaches they want to give special gifts to each other, but their lack of money drives them to drastic...

Christmas | Crosstraining 12.20.13

Read Philippians 1:1-11, Ephesians 4:15 & 2 Timothy 4:2 When I first saw the twisted Christmas tree, I wished Grandpa were alive to fix it. He could make any tree beautiful. No matter how bad it looked when we gave it to him, it was beautiful when he gave it back....

Christmas | Crosstraining 12.19.13

Read Ephesians 2:11-19 When Mike Marolt is out of town, he remotely accesses the computer and files in his Aspen, Colorado, office. On a recent overseas trip, Marolt answered emails and kept in touch with his clients by using his laptop through a satellite phone...

Christmas | Crosstraining 12.18.13

Read Luke 4:14-21 At Christmas During a December visit to New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, I paused to admire the magnificent Christmas tree. It was covered with angels and surrounded at its base by an elaborate 18th-century nativity scene. Nearly 200...
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