From Joe's Desk...
Can you pray for me? These five words, when strung together, form one of the more important questions in the spiritual life. In and through intercessory prayer, God is asking us to enter more deeply into His outgoing love and mercy. God wants us to think like He thinks, act... Read more
Who is your idol? Most of us, if not all of us, have someone we idolize, or at the very least, someone we hold in high regard for what they do or how they entertain us. Whether it is an athlete, actor (actress), musician, comedian, or so on, we all... Read more
I just left the doctor’s office for my annual check-up. Per the norm, I was given the results of my blood test that was taken the day before. As I skimmed over my com prehensive metabolic panel (CMP) (electrolytes, kidney function, liver function and such) I noticed my glucose levels... Read more
This past Christmas season, I saw all kinds of different nativity scenes: life-sized, undersized, vibrant, unadorned, stilted, encased in glass and many others (the Hollcraft family got their act together and finally purchased a simple version of the nativity scene to highlight the front yard). Whatever shape, form, or material... Read more
Do you have a favorite sports team? Is there a professional franchise you follow closely? If you don’t follow a professional team, maybe you hail from a college with intercollegiate athletics, and you wear your school colors with pride on ga me day. In one way or another, in some... Read more