God Running

Jesus is Here With Us Now

God Running is a place for anyone who wants to (or even anyone who wants to want to) love Jesus more deeply, follow Jesus more closely, and love people the way Jesus wants us to.

The Star of Christmas

The Christmas Star On December 5, 2018 at four in the morning my eyes popped open. I was wide awake. That happens to me sometimes. My brain was suddenly racing with thoughts about what I had to do… Read More

Why I’m Glad God Chose Joseph for the first Christmas

You Have More In Common With Jesus Than You Might Think (Except for maybe Christmas)

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you… Read More

The Type Of Person Jesus Was Looking For (And the type of person you should look for too)

Read John 13:31-33. To His Little Children, He Said . . .

Jesus Came (“Like An Unforeseen Kiss”)

Christmas is like an unforeseen kiss. Because that’s how Jesus came to us. We didn’t expect him to show up that night he was born in the manger. The shepherds didn’t expect to see angels declaring his glory… Read More

A Christmas Prophecy: Unto Us A Child

Things I Heard In Church: A Sermon On Breast Feeding

Oxytocin might explain why every mother finds her baby beautiful and wonderful–even when the baby is ugly and smells bad.

The 5 Different Types Of Christmases

The photo at the top of this post is of my family and me during one of our past Christmases. Christmas takes different shapes for different people different years. Today we identify five different types of Christmases and… Read More

What Jesus Gave For Christmas

The thermometer said 3 degrees and there was snow and ice on the roads. We were experiencing some unusually low temperatures here in Oregon and it was during that cold snap, I was reluctant to leave the nest… Read More

Why on Earth Did Jesus Come to Earth? The Big, the Small, and Your Predicament

What is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? -Psalm 8:4 The Big God is Big. God is Bigger than I am. He’s Bigger than you are. Much Bigger. He’s the One… Read More

Luke 1 — You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus

But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be… Read More

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