“Goal” Post – The Year in Review

Well, 2013 is in its final, waning hours.  The year that for many of my friends was truly an “unlucky” 13th is poised to bid us a not-so-fond farewell.  We stand on the threshold of a shiny new year, a clean slate of 365 days that stretches before us with promises of new beginnings, renewed … [Read more…]

The First Word of Christmas

I know Christ will always be in Christmas because He is the first word. So read the message my daughter wrote in her Christmas card to our pastor.  And once again, just like that, God spoke His truth out of the mouth – or the pen – of a child. I know what she meant.  … [Read more…]

What Matters Most

Hoo-boy.  What a week. And not in that “Christmas-is-a-week-away-and-I’m-not-done-with-my-shopping” sort of way.  No, this is far more serious. It’s been a week where “peace on earth, goodwill toward men” has been replaced by division and strife, and ugly words – words like “racist”, “intolerant”, “hater”, to name a few – have been hurled across social … [Read more…]