When I was a young girl, I remember my Dad telling me that his favorite Christmas song was “The Little Drummer Boy.” I have been thinking about that song for the past few days: what it teaches regarding what we give to God. The song is endearing; a young boy going to see baby Jesus … Continue reading What Gift Shall We Bring?
It’s Christmas season, a time of year when we focus on joy, yet how do we overcome those days and weeks when joy seems so distant? Yesterday was one of those days for me, well, in all honesty, this entire week has been filled with days like this. I’ve been under a tremendous … Continue reading The Possibility of Extraordinary
“And lo, the star, which they had seen in the east, went on before them, until it came and stood over where the Child was. And when they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy” (Matthew 2:9a-10 NASB). I always loved going to Santa’s Workshop when I was in elementary school. … Continue reading You Light up My Life
“And she gave birth to her first-born son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger” (Luke 2:7a NASB). God the Son comes to earth as a newborn baby. This baby Jesus was not self-sufficient in any way and he completely depended upon others to care for him, nourish him, … Continue reading We Need Each Other: An Advent Reflection
“And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn” (Luke 2:7). A prevalent image of the birth of Jesus is him lying in a manger because there was no room for him … Continue reading Making Room for Jesus: A Nativity Lesson