Columbus Day - Celebration the Anniversary of Christopher Columbus' Arrival in the Americas

Many countries in the New World and elsewhere celebrate the anniversary of Christopher Columbus' arrival in the Americas, which happened on October 12, 1492, as an official holiday. The landing is celebrated as Columbus Day in the United States, as Día de la Raza in many countries in Latin America, as Discovery Day in the Bahamas, as Día de la Hispanidad and Fiesta Nacional in Spain, as Día del Respeto a la Diversidad Cultural (Day of Respect for Cultural Diversity) in Argentina, and as Día de l

Columbus Day 2013: A World View and a Lesson for Christians

In the USA, we are celebrating "Columbus Day" today as a federal holiday. Columbus Day is also celebrated in many other nations worldwide. The date of Columbus' "discovery" was actually on October 12, 1492, but we cant let facts get in the way of our celebrations, can we?

5 Reasons We Attend Church While on Vacation

One of the first things Cheryl and I do when we go out of town is look for a place to attend church on Sunday. We've had some incredible experiences attending other churches and its one of our favorite parts about vacation.

Memorializing America’s Finest

A humanitarian group, No Greater Love, conducted a national survey, asking children why our nation celebrates Memorial Day. Sadly, as the results were tallied, most children thought it was just a long weekend of barbecues and parties.

Tornado Warnings and Sin Warnings

A few minutes ago the tornado sirens ended. I never realized until tonight how stressful it can be listening to a tornado siren. As I type this a thunderstorm warning remains in effect where I live. A soft rain is falling outside.

Celebrate a Teacher Today

Mrs. McArthur brought a grandmother's charm, a mother's discipline, and a classroom full of possibilities each day. Gentle reminders to be thoughtful, careful, and do our best followed us throughout the school year.

Resurrection: The Nike Way

This isn’t about Tiger Woods, or adultery, or even a sports icon turning his game around. This is about an influential corporation choosing to market the idea that as long as you win, it doesn’t matter what kind of moral character you had or may have.

Fellow Evangelicals: Pray for the Next Pope

Most evangelicals, even those within denominations with some form of hierarchical ecclesiology, fail to grasp the power, importance, and the influence that the Bishop of Rome holds.

Easter is Amazing

Thanks to a very generous gift from our church, our family went to a water park a couple years ago. As part of the package, we had unlimited access to a brand-new indoor amusement center..

The Power Source of Christmas

Every year my neighbor sets up his outdoor Christmas display. He has inflatable decorations that have internal fans and lights to simulate animation..

How to Be a Wise Guy (or Gal)

How are you doing on your New Year’s resolutions? Not so good, huh? As the year unfolds before me, I often find it difficult to even remember what I resolved to do..

Walking to the Cross

I arrived in Taxco, Mexico on Good Friday morning and began my ascent up the mountain in search of the town plaza..

Hope for the New Year

Happy New Year! Words repeated a million times in the last few days as we began a brand new day in a brand new year..

Dealing with the Post-Christmas Blahs

Dave Veerman has written a poem called, “Many Happy Returns.” See if it resonates with you: ‘Twas the day after Christmas And all through the room..

A New You in the New Year

In a classic comic, Calvin and Hobbes are talking about the New Year when Calvin says, “I’m getting disillusioned with these new years. They don’t seem very new at all..

Are You Growing

My sister received a digital photo frame for Christmas. She brought it over and showed me the pictures she had taken during the Christmas holidays..

Love Is the Reason

Christmas is not about being good for Santa Claus so he will bring us presents on Christmas day. It’s also not about buying trees..

Waiting for Christmas

Kids have a hard time waiting for Christmas. Here are some actual letters that were written to Santa..

Top Ten Reasons to Give Thanks

Two men were walking through a field one day when they spotted an enraged bull. Instantly they darted toward the nearest fence..

The Best Gift

I read this headline in my local newspaper yesterday “The best gift might be found downtown.” We can look downtown, uptown and all over the world but the best gift is..

All Year Long

Christmas is not until next month yet already the stores are putting up decorations and having sales..