The Birth of Wonder

The Birth of Wonder

I invite you to invest a few minutes of your day, basking in the following songs on this Christmas, Day 6:  Gather Round, Ye Children Come Away in a Manger Mary giving birth to Jesus was a wholly natural event – painful, long, complicated, messy, exhausting – and yet...
The Present as Present

The Present as Present

It’s what’s after the big move, with the boxing and planning and repairing and cleaning and shuffling and decluttering and staging and coping with an ever-emptying house and ever-disappearing essentials (but once that box is taped shut, ain’t nobody opening it). It’s...
Have you been lifting weights??

Have you been lifting weights??

Have you ever made a purchase which failed to live up to expectations? You know, the one that breaks on first use. Or is too flimsy for the job. Or is an assemble-it-yourself nightmare, missing essential pieces (I’m pretty sure I didn’t lose them in the packaging I...
It’s what inside that counts!

It’s what inside that counts!

It was an exciting announcement. Our pastor and his wife, after twelve years of trying, gave the news from the pulpit one Sunday morning that they were, at last, and after many disappointments, expecting a baby! After the morning service, all the ladies in the church...
Unwrapping the Gift of Jesus

Unwrapping the Gift of Jesus

In the olden days, back when I was a boy, most clothing came in a box: shirts, pants, dresses, shoes, socks, gloves, scarves, unmentionables, etc. Wrapping gifts was a breeze with these precise rectangles. But sometimes, to up the ante on surprise, it was fun to...

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