‘Responsible Compassion’ is neither

The Rev. Bill Freeman Special to Valley News ‘Tis the season when we remember a homeless family. There was no room for them at the inn, so Jesus was born in a barn. Think of how difficult that must have been for Jesus growing up. If he ever left the front door open at someone’s […]

The Voice of Hope speaks this Christmas

“And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will […]

Who are you becoming?

We were out for brunch Sunday and asked our server about the eggs. After telling us our options, someone in our party mentioned how knowledgeable he was about eggs. He stood with pride and said, “I learned that from Arnold!” He was pretty excited to let us know he was following in the former Mr. […]

Who’s on the porch

Who’s on the porch

What would you do if you looked outside and the most important person in the universe was standing on the front porch? Most of us won’t even answer the door if it’s an unexpected guest. But what if it was Jesus? Jesus said in Revelation 23:20, “Look! I stand at the door and knock. If […]

The key to being a great neighbor

The key to being a great neighbor

Jesus told us the greatest thing we can ever do with our lives is to “love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.” (Matthew 22:37-38) But did you know that the second most important thing you can do with your life […]