Monthly Archives: December 2015

Our Christmases

Can you feel it?  The stress that tends to creep into our lives the last few days before Christmas…well, you’re not alone. The story is told about a little girl who was pushing the limits of her mother’s very last … Continue reading

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Cantique de Noel

At the age of 8, he lost a hand to a shotgun accident.  As a result, he turned his attention to fields of work that would not require two hands, including poetry, journalism, and wine-making.  He would become well-known for … Continue reading

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Lasting J-O-Y

When they were young, one of the things my kids liked to do during the Christmas season was drive around and check out the lights.  To be honest, we still do it from time to time because it’s just fun! … Continue reading

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Unto Me

Her response encourages me, challenges me, and humbles me.  The angel of the Lord had literally appeared out of nowhere to Mary on what likely started as a very ordinary day for her.  I doubt she awoke that morning and … Continue reading

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Tiny Hands

“Rest well, tiny hands.  For though you belong to a King, you will touch no satin, own no gold.  You will grasp no pen, guide no brush.  No, your tiny hands are reserved for works more precious:  to touch a … Continue reading

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Strange Way

When it comes to Christmas music, I tend to prefer the traditional carols.  However, once in a while a contemporary song comes along that I really like.  One such work is the 4HIM song, “Strange Way to Save the World.”  … Continue reading

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Wax or Clay?

“The same sun which melts wax hardens clay.” (CH Spurgeon)   Spurgeon went on to add that the gospel leads people to either repentance or a hardening of heart. I think the same could be said for all of God’s … Continue reading

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