Archive for December 1999

Y2K Readiness

There seems to be a mystique about crossing the threshold to the next millennium. I remember that, when I was as a boy, my dad tipped me off when the odometer on the family car was about to turn over from 99999 to zeros–neat! The more technical folk remind us that Friday night’s ball-drop will…

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The Witness of Angels

“Angels we have heard on high,” “Hark, the herald angels sing”–the familiar Christmas carols contain many references to angels. Angels have become quite popular in modern culture as well. Many TV programs, movies, books, magazines, and collectibles involve angels. According to polls, most people believe in them, but what are angels? Are they only metaphors…

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Your Family Tree

Visiting Balls Falls in Vineland, Ontario years ago, our family found a tree with low branches and used it for a family picture. Positioned around the trunk with our children nestled in the branches, the picture was used for our Christmas photo card that year. The caption was “Our Family Tree.” These days there is…

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Our Enemy–The Flesh, Part 2

In part one we looked at a primary obstacle to abundant living in Christ–the problem of the “flesh.” The simple prescription of Galatians 5:16 is: “Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.” But how do we know when we are (or are not) being lifted by the Spirit…

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