3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. 4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love 5 he predestined us for…

Since the word Christian may be defined as meaning “like Christ,” one way of summarizing the challenge of the Christian life is to say we must “become like Christ.” If a Christian is defined as one who is like Christ, the goal of every serious Christian is to become like Jesus. The disciple becomes like…

My son was working on an art project one day, and I walked over to look at his progress. “Hey, Buddy, don’t push down so hard with your pencil. Remember what your mom told you? You’ll end up with ghost lines.” He sighed. “I know.” Picking up his eraser, he scratched furiously at the lines….

There is something refreshing about the month of January, specifically the date of Jan. 1. The New Year is like a built-in do-over that we get to enjoy annually. It’s also a fitting analogy for the spiritual life in that one of God’s favorite things to do is make things new. The book of 2…

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