25 Songs of Christmas #14 O Little Town

Oh little town of Bethlehem how still we see thee lie. Until the soldiers come with swords and make your mothers cry. Blood in thy dark streets floweth on this horrible night. The hopes and dreams of all it seems were crushed in thee tonight. It is horrible, isn’t it? This is how I “rewrote”…

July 15 – The Apple Fell

These are just a few of the many famous examples one could give that prove the truth of the statement “sometimes the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” On the other hand, sometimes it does.

In Seneca’s Shadow

Just imagine that. Little brother get’s dad’s famous name. Gallio? Nope. He gets named “new light” and then is forced to live in the shadows of his more brilliant relatives.

Buried

These poor troops were so frightened they had literally dug holes in the ground and then stuck their heads in. Thus the phrase was born, “Buried their heads in the sand.” All this time you thought it was about ostriches.

Matthew 10:38-39 (The Esqualine Gate)

If you refuse to take up your cross and follow me, you are not worthy of being mine. If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give up your life for me, you will find it. (Matthew 10:38-39) Read: Genesis 31:17-32:12, Matthew 10:24-11:6, Psalm 13:1-6, Proverbs 3:16-18   Relate: The Esqualine Gate was…

You Got Your Days Wrong

Think about this eighteenth day of December, the day when the cornerstone of the Lord’s Temple was laid. Think carefully. I am giving you a promise now while the seed is still in the barn. You have not yet harvested your grain, and your grapevines, fig trees, pomegranates, and olive trees have not yet produced their crops. But from…

Shoot The Messenger

If I warn the wicked, saying, ‘You are under the penalty of death,’ but you fail to deliver the warning, they will die in their sins. And I will hold you responsible for their deaths. (Ezekiel 3:18) Read: Ezekiel 3:16 – 6:14, Hebrews 4:1-16, Psalm 104:24-35, Proverbs 26:27 Relate: History hinged on a pair of messengers. Way back around the…