Month: December 2019

It’s Simple, not easy: Being a Christmas Blessing

I love experiencing the beauty of our living room this time of year. The warmth of a fire, bright flames framed by the darkness of the fireplace, the crackling of the wood burning, the beauty and scent of a live tree decorated with lots of lights and meaningful ornaments all are a constant reminder. They remind me of God’s faithful, steadfast love and grace through the centuries and the years of our lives and mine and Mary’s life together. For a moment, it is a taste of home, shalom- peace and wholeness. Tears fill my eyes as I think of...

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Emmanuel in the Everyday

In the middle of planning for the Christmas season and keeping up with work, God has been reminding me of the beauty found in the manger: Infinite Light. Unbound goodness. Beauty unending…  All in the face of a little baby. Wonderful Counselor. Mighty God. Everlasting Father. Prince of Peace. Emmanuel. Sometimes life becomes so filled with the ordinary, common tasks that it seems there may not be space for anything else. Yet, present is who He is: God with us. A little baby born in the most unsuspecting of places. There were few eyes to look on Him.  Yet, with His entrance,...

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