December 31, 2019

Underneath the story of Christmas that we celebrate every year is another story. It is a story of waiting as long and as misunderstood as the 400 years of silence between Malachi and Matthew.  This story completes what Christmas began.  This story is victory over every...

December 24, 2019

May Christmas remind you how far God came just for you.

While the story is simple,

the message is profound and life-changing.

 God broke through the boundary between heaven and earth

 To come to us as we have asked over and over

In a way we could touch and see and understa...

December 18, 2019

If Advent teaches us anything, it is that waiting is the introduction to God’s best gifts. 

The stories of waiting in the Bible reveal great stories of perseverance as well as heart-breaking stories of people who would not wait, who pushed their own agendas and pai...

December 11, 2019

Startle me out of my complacency, God, this and every day.

Dec 4 reading from The Daily Feast.

Are we so used to the story of Christmas that we are no longer startled? 

Think about young Mary, startled by an angel announcement that changed her life and the lives of everyo...

December 4, 2019

I love a decorated house.  Getting it there, is another story.  No matter how I store, organize or try to schedule; decorating the house for Christmas is messy, chaotic and usually frustrating.

I’ve come to understand that maybe it’s because I start...

November 26, 2019

We need more gratitude in this world. It is an oil for relationship that heals and calms. It is a telescope that sees the world in bright color and hopeful possibilities. 

So . . .

Let’s start living our lives with the password, Thank you,

            and see what do...

July 3, 2019

Are we a nation God can bless or are we losing our status as a “one nation under God?”

Some would say that our nation is better off without the Judeo-Christian belief that God is the head of all that He has made—including this nation.

Others believe we have progressed be...

February 13, 2019

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day.  We have made it a day for sharing cards, chocolate, flowers, and making expensive dining reservations. Clearly, retail has driven the way we celebrate Valentine’s Day.  However, it didn’t start with fancy chocolates and Hallmark cards.  So...

December 4, 2018

Make a straight highway through the wasteland for our God!

Isaiah 40:3, NLT

“We’re going straight through,” my father announced as he loaded two sleepy girls and too much luggage into a car that would shrink with every mile.  That was my dad’s way of starting our vacatio...

July 3, 2018

As we celebrate the freedoms our country has provided, we also live in the tension of what sometimes feels more like chaos than freedom.  It is good to remember that before there was a 1776, or a Declaration of Independence, a Canada Day, or any other country’s patriot...

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