I am one of those people who find joy in many things, yet, I have my favorites. My favorite things always bring a smile to my face and excitement to my heart. I love to share them with family, friends, and folks I meet. So…I thought I would share some of them with you. In […]Read more "My 12 Days of Christmas…"
Jesus left heaven, was carried in the womb of Mary, and born in a stable in Bethlehem. He lived on this Earth. This verse literally says He “tented” or “tabernacled” with us. It evokes a picture of the Israelite journey from Egypt into the promised land, when God resided with His people in the tabernacle. […]Read more "The Gift of Presence"
There are few things in life that set my heart a flutter more than decorating the Christmas tree. I love looking at each ornament and remembering the moment it was received, the person who gave it to us, and the story behind its selection. I love turning the lights on for the first time and […]Read more "The Beauty of the Christmas Tree"
My son, Paul, brought this beautiful Thanksgiving gift home from school when he was in 1st grade. At first glance, I noticed his precious little hands were used to make the feathers of the turkey. However, what I found most intriguing was the paragraph about what he is thankful for. I think his words truly […]Read more "Unconditionally Loved"
So often in this life, I believe, we fail to experience the joy and gratitude from God’s gifts, because we expect them. We feel that we are entitled to life’s blessings because: we work hard, other people have them, it is just part of the experience of this life, we are good people, or just […]Read more "A Heart of Entitlement or Thanksgiving"
Forgiveness… It has been a recurring theme for the last couple months of my life. Maybe it has been in yours too. In one of Craig’s early sermons he talked about forgiveness and the need to transfer the offenders from our system of justice to God’s by remove them from the jail of our hearts […]Read more "Forgiveness"
Tomorrow we mark the 501st Anniversary of the Reformation. On October 31, 1517 Martin Luther nailed his 95 Thesis to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenburg, Germany. In the 95 Thesis he detailed his grievances with the Roman Catholic Church. These included his disagreement with their sale of indulgences for the forgiveness […]Read more "501st Anniversary of the Reformation "