Christmas Poetry, by Ann Weems

I’m not an avid poetry reader, until there are seasons like Christmas.
Here are two of my favorite poems by Ann Weems…enjoy:

Yesterday’s Pain
In the godforsaken, obscene quicksand of life,
there is a deafening alleluia
rising from the souls of those who weep,
and of those who weep with those who weep.
If you watch, [...] Continue Reading…

7 Tips for Healthier Marriage Communication

Marriages are built on communication. Improve communication…improve the marriage. Poor communication…it will be very difficult to have a successful marriage. We could all stand to improve in this area.

Here are 7 tips for better communication in marriage:

Be a good listener – You can never expect to grow in [...] Continue Reading…

What can the church learn from a coffee shop? (Update)

Can/Should, the church learn from a coffee shop?
You may recall a post I did earlier this year about a new coffee shop in town. They are doing things that, honestly, I think the church could learn from them. Read that post HERE.

Well, they are at it again. Recently, thieves [...] Continue Reading…

10 Ways to Overcome a Sense of Christmas Loss

Christmas is a wonderful time of the year. As the song goes, “it’s the most wonderful time of the year”. But, for some people, Christmas can be a miserable time. Many have lost a loved one, suffered the end of a significant relationship, or even had a severe personal [...] Continue Reading…