And Oh, the Glory!

“Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them…” Luke‬ ‭2:9‬ This is rime frost. It forms when cold water particles flying around on the breeze bump into something solid and stick – usually overnight. It is thickest when there is a repeat application – asContinue reading “And Oh, the Glory!”

No Room

“She gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them.” Luke‬ ‭2:7‬ I cleaned my closet. I know, I know. A bit of a stretch, you’re thinking. But I did. Motivation was strong. Hopes were high.Continue reading “No Room”

All That Glitters Is Not Gold

“Truly, I love your commands more than gold, even the finest gold.” Psalms‬ ‭119:127‬ ‭ I love the glitter of Christmas. The lights. The sparkle. The cheer and vibrancy of festive decor. But this year I’ve been reminded over and over again that the true value of Christmas is deeper. As the grinch would say,Continue reading “All That Glitters Is Not Gold”

I Know a Guy

“So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God.”‭‭Romans‬ ‭5:11‬ ‭ I’ve been mulling over connections. Between people, I mean. Relationships are so crucial. We are social beings – designed to connect and interact and be interdependent. And not only that.Continue reading “I Know a Guy”

I Am With You

““Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means ‘God is with us.’””‭‭Matthew‬ ‭1:23‬ ‭ God is with us. Just think that through. God. You know. The One who paints the sunrises and holds the planets in place and holds little babiesContinue reading “I Am With You”

I Am With You

““Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means ‘God is with us.’””‭‭Matthew‬ ‭1:23‬ ‭ God is with us. Just think that through. God. You know. The One who paints the sunrises and holds the planets in place and holds little babiesContinue reading “I Am With You”

It’s Just So Dark

“Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.”” John‬ ‭8:12‬ ‭ It’s just so dark. It’s 7 am. So. Dark. I live relatively close to theContinue reading “It’s Just So Dark”

Give Big

“Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back. ””‭‭Luke‬ ‭6:38‬ ‭ *question overheard in every neighbourhood in North America this time of year* Well,Continue reading “Give Big”

A Little Lesson on Decorating

“Slaves must always obey their masters and do their best to please them. They must not talk back or steal, but must show themselves to be entirely trustworthy and good. Then they will make the teaching about God our Savior attractive in every way.” Titus‬ ‭2:9-10‬ ‭ Really? A verse used in the past byContinue reading “A Little Lesson on Decorating”

That’s a Wrap!

“Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony.”‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:14‬ ‭ Wrapping paper. What a marketer’s dream! Think about it. It’s a big deal, keeping all those presents a surprise, making them look attractive. Imagine all the paper and tape you’ve used over a lifetime of wrapping Christmas gifts. SheeshContinue reading “That’s a Wrap!”