Six Things To Do This Christmas

At Raintree’s Christmas Eve Candlelight, I wanted to give some really practical, brief suggestions about what to do this Christmas. Really, these are great things to consider year-round. Here they are, some really simple reminders, for myself included.   Six Things to do This Christmas (and Every Day).   Put the phone down (or turn…

The Past Does Not Define Us

Philippians 3:13- “Brother, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead.” How Paul writes this is rather abrupt. He’s writing and thinking about chasing after maturity, and even though he’s not perfectly mature yet at all—he…