Seasonal

Facing 2021 without Regret

In other words, let the past sleep, but let it sleep in the sweet embrace of Christ, and let us go on into the invincible future with Him.

The Patterns of Life

In these last few hours of 2020, it would be wise to conduct a personal audit and ask, “What are the patterns revealed about the impact of my life on other people?”

Spiritual Health Checkup

If we are good about getting physical checkups, maybe we should also be good about conducting spiritual health checkups.

New Garments Given

The swaddling cloth that once encircled this newborn baby, Jesus, is now a Robe of Righteousness that covers the floor of heaven.

Out of the Corner of My Eye

When I look directly at Christmas, I find a storehouse of memories and touchstones, an intertwining of personal experiences with my faith traditions — and over the years there is a discernable cumulative effect.

Light in the Night

On the darkest night, at the moment when all hope seemed lost, a cry of joy cracked open the heavens.

A Christmas Miracle

Sadness permeated the room and tears trickled down cheeks.  Mom busied herself in the kitchen and my sisters and I went to our rooms to nurse our disappointment.

A Weary World Rejoices

When God doesn’t bless us in a way we’re expecting, we tend to ignore the other blessings He has given us.