It's That Time Of The Year Again

The “Christmas Season” is here once again.  I wrote in the last post that Jesus is supposed to be reason right? Isn’t all of this about the savior coming into the world? In some places he gets some attention, while in others, maybe just an honorable mention. But, at the very least, there is some attention on God sending His Son, the savior of the world!

Below are some links to past posts, including topics like the Magi, Christmas trees, swaddling clothes, Simeon and Anna and even holiday stress!

Have A Very Blessed Season And A Great New Year!

holly-bowA Social Network Christmas
A video about Joseph and Mary on Facebook. And while Facebook has changed quite a bit, this is still one of my favorites!

holly-bowHoliday Stress
Short article with some helpful hints to avoid holiday stress.

A Sad Time of the Year for Some

Short article – for some, for various reasons, this is not the most wonderful time of the year.

holly-bowSimeon And Anna
From “The Eastern Eye” the great blessing to these senior believers in seeing the Christ child. A song about them by Lisa Tracy at the end of the article.

holly-bowThe Christmas Dilemma, and, ‘Twas the night before…
Do you say, Merry Christmas, or, Happy Holidays? Some thoughts on that, and some other choices.

holly-bowChristmas Tree Or Holiday Tree?
A podcast with some history of the “tree,” and, find out about a Jewish man who does not like it referred to as a Holiday tree.

holly-bowWho Were The Magi? Part 1
Who Were The Magi? Part 2
A couple of articles explaining who they were, where they came from, how they knew, what they saw, etc.

holly-bowSwaddling Clothes
What were they? What’s the significance?


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A Short Podcast From 2012 With 2 Really Big Keys In Receiving More Of God's Favor

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In August of 2012, I recorded and posted a podcast about receiving more of God’s favor. I share what I believe are the 2 biggest keys in receiving more of God’s favor.

I’m re-posting it here today.

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“What Kind of Christian Am I?”

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Another podcast from Mike

There are two extremes.  What kind of Christian am I?  What kind are you? This short podcast [7:33 ] is not critical or judgmental.  Just what do people see and think when they see me; when they see you?  Enjoy the podcast and leave a comment.

Easter 2015


On a Sunday morning. over 2,000 years ago, an angel uttered three words that continue to reverberate to this day: He Is Risen!  

This coming Sunday believers around the world celebrate the cornerstone of Christianity: the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Son of God!

For this week leading up to Easter 2015, I have some 

Bringing Grace To The Mission

phx rescue mission

Last Saturday I again had the privilege of teaching at the Phoenix Rescue Mission.  I’ve been going there on the 5th Saturday of the month for nearly ten years.  I’m posting what I taught: “The Grace of God.”

In order to demonstrate to the guys just how big God’s grace really is, I shared with them about a very evil religious terrorist! In listening to this podcast (33:35), I think you too will see

A Psalm For Thanksgiving

cornacopiaI have something a little different for you this year for Thanksgiving. In addition to a number of links to past Thanksgiving Day posts, I have recorded Psalm 118, and added some background music. (Links and audio player are below)

The psalmist expresses his praise and gratitude to God. From reading it, we Bible fans can certainly see his heart toward God, and at the same time, be inspired to show our own praise and thanks to our loving God.

David and others who wrote the psalms were human beings, just like us. They had

Who’s Your Daddy and What Does He Do?

It’s Another Podcast!

Yesterday was, “Father’s Day.”

Today’s short podcast (11:00) is about, “Who’s your daddy and what does he do?” You might remember that line from the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie, Kindergarten Cop. (I’ll play that cllip in the podcast.)

In gospel of John there’s a pretty intense discussion about, “Who’s your daddy,” between

Easter 2014

It was on a Sunday morning. over 2,000 years ago, when an angel uttered those three words: He Is Risen!  

This coming Sunday believers around the world celebrate the cornerstone of Christianity: the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

Once again, as in the past, for this week leading up to Easter 2014, I have some