Christmas

Jesus' Birthday: Mary vs. Mr. Garrison

Jesus' Birthday: Mary vs. Mr. Garrison

I’m a little embarrassed to say that my teenage and young adult formative years intersected with the show South Park. While I wasn’t a frequent watcher by any means, I heard enough quotes and saw enough pieces of this just through being around friends at that age to capture the essence and patterns of this assortment of young, snowsuit-bundled kids in Colorado. 

A Christmas Memory

A Christmas Memory

It all started on the Christmas morning of 1985 when a big square box was slid across the floor in my direction.  It was neatly wrapped in Christmas paper, solid and heavy.  There was no bow on it, just a nametag securely taped on that read, “To Rhinestone, From Unc”.  I ripped the paper off the box with the vigor of any 11-year-old boy on Christmas morning and with some work broke through the second seal of tape on the box.  Then I pulled the two top flaps open – that’s when the angels began to sing.

That Changed Everything

That Changed Everything

Have you ever experienced a moment that changed everything for you? A moment that you can look at - and without a doubt - say your life hasn’t been the same since?

Maybe it was moving to a new city or school. Maybe it was a new friend entering your life or an old friend exiting. Maybe it was a beautiful marriage or the birth of your first child ... or a painful divorce or child turning away from you.

Maybe your “That Changed Everything” moment had nothing to do with the things of Earth - instead it took place due to a spiritual experience with God in which you KNEW that your faith was real.