What Would You Change?

Christmas 2021 – Reminders for Next Year It’s over. The ornaments have been boxed. The lights have been stored. The living room is back to normal. And the kids have returned home. All we have left are the memories and the pictures stored in our phones. It wasn’t a white Christmas. But as I type…

Lessons From A Train Window

A few weeks ago, I took a day to go into Washington DC to enjoy some of what our nation’s capitol has to offer. The weather was sunny yet a bit chilly. The crowds were minimum. And the day was great as I … Enjoyed the Smithsonian Museums to the National Zoo. Perused the gardens…

Letter to a Santa – the Day after Christmas

Dear Santa, Well, it’s me. Yes it’s been awhile. And more years than others I’ve probably been on the naughty list not the nice. I know I blow it … anger, pride, unkind remarks, doubts, thoughtless actions, just to scratch the surface. But I thank you for giving me some slack. This letter is not…

Christmas in 2 … Looking Back to Look Forward

Part 3 of 4 … Two days to Christmas. We look back to that original Christmas Day with such celebration. But for centuries, they looked forward to it. This week, each day, we will see something from the Hebrew Scriptures, the Old Testament text, that points to the event for which they longed. The Point…

Christmas in 3 … Looking Back to Look Forward

Part 2 of 4 … Three days to Christmas. We look back to that original Christmas Day with such celebration. But for centuries, they looked forward to it. This week, each day, we will see something from the Hebrew Scriptures, the Old Testament text, that points to the event for which they longed. The Presents…

Christmas in 4 … Looking Back to Look Forward

Four days to Christmas. We look back to that original Christmas Day with such celebration. But for centuries, they looked forward to it. This week, each day, we will see something from the Hebrew Scriptures, the Old Testament text, that points to the event for which they longed. The Place … Bethlehem wasn’t just a…

Globes of Light

They’re popping up everywhere. Round balls of lights dangling from tree limbs, patio ceilings, and anywhere high enough to hang. Solid colors of blue, green, red, purple, and white. And then there are the multicolor Christmas colors splattering out lights of warmth and holly, jolly festivity. So I ventured into this. I YouTubed the procedure…

Finding Peace

As I write this, threats of winter storm Gail is blowing into my area of the country. We are just on the edge of the storm, so I don’t expect too bad of ice and wetness. Yet, already people are freaking out. Stockpiling. Closing schools. Filling car tanks. Getting generators ready. They want to be…

Wonder & Amazement

This time of year is full of wonder and amazement. We are in awe of the lights, the huge displays, the smiles on children’s faces. As I grew, I wondered about the magic of Santa … How does Santa get all around the world in one night? What does he do if there is no…