A Word Swept Up in Christmas

Messy Marked by confusion and disorder, extreme unpleasantness, and trying circumstances, messy is the opposite of what we strive for in life, much less at Christmas. Photo by Oleg Zaicev on Pexels.com Martha Stewart, Chip and Joanna, and other high profile homemakers tell us the holiday season should be beautifully ordered, well thought out, with… Continue reading A Word Swept Up in Christmas

Grace

The work of God. You then, my child, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus... 2Timothy 2:1 ESV Photo by PhotoMIX Company on Pexels.com God's work. Grace is the work of God. The original Greek translated as grace: charis. charis -- 1 grace. 1A that which affords joy, pleasure, delight, sweetness, charm,… Continue reading Grace

O Holy Night…

And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was pregnant and was crying out in birth pains and the agony of giving birth. And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great red dragon,… Continue reading O Holy Night…

looking up…

[Photo by Sergi Ferrete on Unsplash] Like a swallow or a crane I chirp; I moan like a dove. My eyes are weary with looking upward. O Lord, I am oppressed; be my pledge of safety. Isaiah 38:14 ESV The worldview we are called to keep... can make us weary... Seeing the world with eyes of faith... sure… Continue reading looking up…