The Wages Of Sin Include More Negatives

\by Kevin Burton    You get wages for the work you do at your place of employment. But you get much more, right?    You get benefits.    During the recruiting/onboarding process some HR type will review with you an employee handbook and benefits package. These are the terms of employment.    God gave one …

Consider The Source Of The Promise

by Kevin Burton    This is the story of two songs, one title; two sources, one promise, namely, “the best.”    And, within the setting of popular music, it’s also a mini grammar lesson about comparative and superlative adjectives.    Chances are you have heard the one song, but not the other. The title of …

God’s People Can’t Afford To Be Quitters

by Kevin Burton    Had some fun Friday with National Quitters Day.  It sounds like a fun way to get the baser aspects of the world out of your face for at least a day.    Today let’s take a more serious look at it from a Christian perspective.    I actually found out about …

When Thumbs Up Doesn’t Come, Then What?

by Kevin Burton    When I was a sort of young beep baseball player, I had a team mate who always talked about heart guards.     Beep baseball is baseball for blind players. The ball is slightly bigger than a softball and depending on who made the ball, it can be quite hard.     When …

Christians Need A Zeal For Spiritual Children

by Kevin Burton    The kid thing, the desire to have and raise children, is something I never, never got and don’t get.     So when we look into a demand by Rachel, wife of Jacob, in Genesis chapter 30, for me it’s a study in polar opposites.     “Give me children or else I …

Have A Real Christmas My Friends

by Kevin Burton    Christmas is real. Always has been.     The Christmas they show you on the soft drink and credit card commercials, if that Christmas exists at all, it’s fleeting.     Christmas is a day we Christians set aside to remember and give thanks for the birth of Jesus. Imagine, God loving us …

Christmas Tree Is A Loving Family History

by Kevin Burton    By one measure it has been Christmas season for weeks now, but by another it hasn’t started yet.    I used to say it isn’t Christmas season until I have broken one of the glass Christmas tree ornaments.   At least twice before we were married, I came to Jeannette’s house to …

Has The Grinch Stolen Your Christmas?

by Dr. Jeff Schreve    (Guess blogger Dr. Jeff Schreve believes that no matter how badly you may have messed up in life, God still loves you and has a wonderful plan just for you.)    “And the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy …

God The Gift Giver, Jesus The Greatest Gift

by Kevin Burton    Tis the season of gift giving and that makes you a gift giver. By now you’re way deep into it, I’m sure.    Are you done with the shopping?  Do you have some anxiety about the gifts you don’t have purchased yet?  And what about the shipping?  You still have some …

Thursdays With Mom: Golden Memories

by Kevin Burton    I took custody of the gold yesterday.  Didn’t make me any richer, not in the monetary sense anyway.     The transaction took place at my mother’s apartment at an assisted living facility twelve miles north of where I live.  I go there to visit her just about every Thursday.  We are …