The Breaking of Precious Things


“While he was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at the table, a woman came with an alabaster jar of very costly ointment of nard, and she broke open the jar and poured the ointment on his head. But some were there who said to one another in anger, … Continue reading The Breaking of Precious Things

Dealing Lovingly & Nonjudgmentally Toward Others


Scripture: John 8:1-11 But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. Early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people were coming to Him; and He sat down and began to teach them. The scribes and Pharisees brought a woman caught in adultery, and having set her in the center … Continue reading Dealing Lovingly & Nonjudgmentally Toward Others

What Gift Shall We Bring?


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?

We Need Each Other: An Advent Reflection


“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

Making Room for Jesus: A Nativity Lesson


  “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