How to Prepare for a New Year

How to Prepare for a New Year

How to Prepare for a New Year “Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for thyself in the field; and afterwards build thine house.”   (Proverbs 24:27) The final days of the year are some of my favorite — they always have been. There are many reasons that this is the...
How to Have a “Merry Christmas”

How to Have a “Merry Christmas”

How to Have a “Merry” Christmas Bruce M. Burkett  |  December 14, 2017 This is the season where all around us we hear the friendly words “Merry Christmas” spoken. It is a gracious greeting. It is an sentimental statement. Yet, while the phrase itself is very endearing...

How God Works through Tragedy

“I acknowledge them that are carried away captive of Judah, whom I have sent out of this place into the land of the Chaldeans for their good. For I will set mine eyes upon them for good, and I will bring them again to this land: and I will build them, and not pull...

Why I Don’t Drink Alcohol

It has been somewhat shocking to me how much drinking alcohol has become socially acceptable in our day. Even among my own peers (many of whom I attended Bible college alongside), I have been astounded by the general acceptance of alcohol. It seems that, since culture...