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January MTL Newsletter

Posted on January 7, 2019 in

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Smiling at the Future—with or without the Cavities

Posted on January 3, 2019 in

by Rhonda Rhea I hear if you put a Whitman’s Sampler under your pillow, the cavity fairy will bring you…a $200 invoice from your dentist. If you try it, you should know that while the midnight snacking is awesome, there most l…

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God Goes with You

Posted on December 31, 2018 in

Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 Where will this new year take you? What new journeys, what new adventures, what new challenges will…

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Priceless

Posted on December 28, 2018 in

by Jen Barrick with Linda Barrick A few months ago I was standing in my bedroom, looking at myself in the mirror that hangs over my antique dresser. I just happened to be counting my scars. I was curious to find out how many I had…

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To Whine or Not to Whine

Posted on December 26, 2018 in

by Dianne Neal Matthews In 1986 Rev. Kevin Zaborney founded a new holiday: National Whiner’s Day. Ironically, the purpose of this observance is to encourage people to be thankful for what they have rather than unhappy about what…

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Small Moments

Posted on December 24, 2018 in

by Jennifer Kennedy Dean A Redeemer grew in Mary’s womb; a body was knit together that would house the Prince of Peace. All the power heaven holds was contained in a body built of earth’s stuff—all for the determined purpose…

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The Best Presents Are Free

Posted on December 21, 2018 in

by Darlene Franklin The best Christmas presents I received last year didn’t take any money, only a little time wrapped up in love, whether on heaven or on earth. I turned out the nightlight and breathed a sigh of contentment. A …

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Love

Posted on December 20, 2018 in

by Jennifer Kennedy Dean As I contemplate the incarnation, when “the Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us” (John 1:14), I am enthralled by the stunning act of condescending love on display. We often use the word …

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