Monthly Archives: December 2013

Carol of the Bells

Merry Christmas. Today’s post comes to you in the form of music and video.  Below is a video of last night’s remarkable performance of “Carol of the Bells” performed by the Park siblings. ( Caleb-12, Aaron-14 and Emily-16) Enjoy, and … Continue reading

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Our God has Come

Our God, mighty and all powerful. Did not come with pomp and pageantry. His birth was not celebrated with feasts and extravagant celebrations. Rather born in crude stable, Attended by animals, his parents and some shepherds. Yet here He was. … Continue reading

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White as Snow

When I worked for Lincoln Village Ministry in Alabama, I lived in the neighborhood I served.  It was an area where the houses and yards were a physical manifestation of the deep devastation of sin and hopelessness.  An area where … Continue reading

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God Works in Bizarre Ways

Matthew 1:3-6 (NIV) Judah the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar, Perez the father of Hezron, Hezron the father of Ram, [4] Ram the father of Amminadab, Amminadab the father of Nahshon, Nahshon the father of Salmon, … Continue reading

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A Lesson Learned from Mr. Grinch

While driving home from a family trip to the grocery story, Mr. Grinch was playing on the radio.  At first, I sang along, missing every other word, laughing at the silly lines.  As I listened to the following line, there … Continue reading

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Missing Pieces

I miss my dad. We had our last conversation on December 14, 2007 at the Christmas tree lot where I was working at the time. It was a 45-minute talk about everything and nothing that I will treasure forever. Afterwards … Continue reading

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Christmas Card

My kids are hugging and laughing on our family Christmas card this year. Based on the card, friends will see that I have picture perfect kids. They will see that happy moment. That picture is not our life though. It … Continue reading

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Stories to Tell

Every family uniquely expresses their story in their customs and culture. I was fortunate to have grown up having both sets of my grandparents within a two-hour drive from the city of Atlanta, both of whom have very different values. … Continue reading

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Christmas Contemplation

What are you hoping for this Christmas? wool coats, thick scarves, hats and gloves crackly wood fires, soft twinkling lights, pretty ornaments hanging from the tree laughter of loved ones and the clink of silverwarenoses pressed to the window pane, anticipating … Continue reading

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Alone and Anxious

People tell me what it’s like during the first holiday season following a loss. Whether it’s the loss of a spouse through death, the loss of a marriage, or the loss of a relationship, I hear similar things. The thought … Continue reading

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