"“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us)."- Matthew 1:23 'Immanuel,' when broken down- comes from the hebrew words: 'Umma'- meaning 'against or beside' 'Am'- meaning 'people' but more specifically in the way it is most often used, 'all mankind' 'El'- Shortened … Continue reading Matthew 1:23- ‘It’s Not Just For Christmas Anymore!’
Nearly everyone probably agrees that country has too much conflict right now, and I believe the church-while not to blame- is not only not helping, we are exacerbating the problem. I think I may know a root cause, and this one isn't political, racial, economic or sexual. It's theological.
"For this world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet to come."- Hebrews 13:14 You've probably heard the phrase, "The only thing constant is change." But have you ever wondered why that's true? I mean, why can't something- anything stay the same...at least for a little while. Just enough … Continue reading So…I have this vineyard I did not plant- Part 1
My wife and I recently undertook a massive, long awaited, long procrastinated project. We sought to unpack what we affectionately called, "Box Mountain." Box Mountain was a geographic wonder of the Arnone world. It wasn't wondrous so much for its size- (though it was substantial- probably 7 feet high by 6 feet wide or so)- … Continue reading “Box Mountain”