Friends, Every year we do it. We make so much of this time of year. Going way back to our childhoods, even. Who among us doesn't recall the whole build up all month long? The unboxing of decorations and cherished ornaments with your family, plus the trimmings in every store and street in town? The wish… Continue reading Making Much of Christmas
Wonder of the Season
Where's the wonder gone? Like, is this really all there is? This boring busyness and bluster. Flirting with and flitting about here, there, and everywhere. This season, plus all the year long. Focusing on things that never sustain long-term. Filling in the cracks of life with mere silly putty instead of crazy LOVIN' glue, of… Continue reading Wonder of the Season
Sustained in the Wait
Much of December, up to Christmas Day, is referred to as the season of Advent, which means "coming." For many Christians, these weeks offer an opportunity of preparation as we await the coming of The Greatest Gift - Jesus - AND the fact He IS coming again, just like He did that first Christmas night.… Continue reading Sustained in the Wait
Immanuel, God With Us.
He was laid inside a womb by an Angel of God. Then into a Momma’s arms in a Bethlehem barn. He was laid upon an animal’s feeding trough to sleep. Then inside a simple carpenter’s home to be raised up in the no good town of Nazareth. He was laid under a watery baptism in… Continue reading Immanuel, God With Us.
Fixing Our Gaze
He was in the beginning, yet born as a man. He's on the throne with God, yet died as a lamb. He held the hand of his mother, yet holds the whole world. He loved unto death, yet no sin He performed. He is Risen, yet was raised like the worst of criminals. He is… Continue reading Fixing Our Gaze