Over the past couple of weeks we’ve highlighted a brief history of Thanksgiving as a holiday and what we can do to make the holidays more enjoyable…or maybe just less stressful. Thanksgiving (and Holidays) Can Really Stink Some folks see Thanksgiving as follows: "For those of you who cannot be with family this Thanksgiving, please resist the urge to brag." Andy Borowitz "Thanksgiving is a time to count your blessings, one by one, as each relative goes home." Melanie White While these sentiments hit close... Read More
November 19, 2019
HOW TO SURVIVE AND THRIVE DURING THE HOLIDAYS
If you have not yet done so check out the first post in this series, “Thanksgiving – A Day or a Lifestyle?” It contains a brief history of Thanksgiving from the Israelites to the early Church, showing the gratitude that was continually given to God…2 Corinthians 4:14-15; 2 Corinthians 9:10-12; 1 Timothy 2:1-3; 4:4-5. An attitude of gratitude is what makes Thanksgiving, and all of life, special. Family time, great food and eating all you want, road trips, precious memories, warm hearts and hearths….... Read More
November 12, 2019
THANKSGIVING…A DAY OR A LIFESTYLE?
"Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day." Author Robert Caspar Thanksgiving - Let me just begin with full disclosure…I Love Thanksgiving and CHRISTmas! I know that you purists want to keep these two holidays separate, but for me each of them enhances the other. If it weren’t for Thanksgiving we’d miss the history of so many people that have honored and given thanks to God for blessing us with all that we’ve been given. And if it weren’t for CHRISTmas... Read More
November 6, 2019
AUTHORITY – DEMANDED OR INVITED?
Jesus is the Ultimate Authority and yet He waits to be invited into our lives! What should that tell us about authority? His teaching and example are very clear that His Authority is never demanded…we must invite Him in! As The Author, He teaches and models for us what True Authority is so we need to know and apply His Truth about authority to any position of authority that we have been given or placed in as well! I have the awesome opportunity and privilege... Read More
October 29, 2019
Halloween – Holiday or Day of Horror?
Halloween…Holiday or Horror? Fear or Fun? Sacred, Secular or Spiritual? Participate or not? Several have asked me about Christians and Halloween? How is a follower of Christ to “handle” Halloween? At Love and Lordship our focus is to point people to God and His Word as the Authority (Lordship) for every issue. With this in mind, here’s one Christ follower’s take on Halloween from a Scriptural perspective… I remember as a youngster (over 50 years ago) growing up in little Berry, KY (population 200) where... Read More