This Changes Everything: Luke 4:14-21, Isaiah 61:1-2

This Changes Everything: Luke 4:14-30 Do you like superhero movies? The typical American is a big fan. We have the Marvel and DC universes, animated superheroes, those that use jedi mind tricks and wield light-sabers, and many, many other varieties to choose from. Many of these movies have set box-office records. This year, Avengers: Endgame has smashed through all box … Read More

A Resounding Message: Isaiah 40:1-5; Luke 3:1-6

A Message Worth Proclaiming: Isaiah 40:1-5, Luke 3:1-6 Have you ever had a really important message you needed to share with somebody? It may have been exciting news that a long held hope has been fulfilled- you finally made the team, got the job, passed the test, or convinced the woman of your dreams to say “yes”. Conversely- perhaps it … Read More

God With Us: Matthew 1:22-23, Isaiah 7:1-17

God With Us: Matthew 1:22-23, Isaiah 7:1-17 I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving this week and were able to take time to enjoy the company of friends and family. Our family spent Thanksgiving in Dallas- which was our first time back since we moved last summer. It was amazing to see our loved ones in the area- including my … Read More

Giving Thanks for the Seasons of Life

Four and a half years ago when we were living in Michigan, our son, his wife and their baby had moved in with my husband and me. We all got along well, but it was still stressful having two households under one roof. In that time my five-month-old grandson had grown to be a boisterous, active two-year-old. Then, I found out I … Read More

“Invest Wisely: Mark 12:41-44”

Invest Wisely: Mark 12:41-44 Are you ready for Black Friday yet? Perhaps I shouldn’t admit it, but that is one of my favorite holidays of the year. If you can even call it a holiday. We have developed a bit of tradition at the Rice household of waiting all year long to buy stuff- like clothes, furniture, tools, electronics, and … Read More