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New Year – Same God

New Year – Same God

After a brief two-week hiatus from blogging I’m back to report that I have absolutely nothing new to report on my blogging intentions for 2014. I really wanted to focus on 52 weeks to a better you or something along those lines. However, there are several sites...
Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

The above image is from the 4 pm Christmas Eve Family Service at First Pres. I love this line from one of my prayer books regarding Christmas Eve: O God, who gave us this holy night to shine with the true light… However, after the warmth and shining lights of...
Emmanuel

Emmanuel

With all of the busyness and craziness ramping up to tomorrow’s Christmas Eve services and Christmas, I’m incredibly thankful for the truth of this video. Even though I’m a bit tired and emotionally drained from the long hours and the expectations,...
Stop. Listen. Adore. Repeat.

Stop. Listen. Adore. Repeat.

I was driving to church yesterday morning and I was simply breath-taken by the beauty of the winter snow. Yet, in the exhalation, I suddenly noticed something very troubling. It didn’t feel like Christmas. My mom had previously mentioned it was because of the...
Let Go and Receive

Let Go and Receive

I recently heard an Advent message entitled, “#repent #youscumbags.” She was kidding. Sort of. This was the message of John the Baptist, the one who came to prepare the way. I don’t know if John the Baptist would have used the word scumbag. He might...
Missing Advent

Missing Advent

Well, it happened. After reading all the blog negativity surrounding Gray Thursday, Black Friday, and receiving countless emails practically pleading me to go buy buy buy; I was fully committed to boycotting the whole mess. After a conversation with my kids on Sunday...