Category Archives: children

Waiting for my Delivery

Just one more gift. That’s all I’m waiting for. I ordered it so that it would arrive by Christmas, but its not here yet. The confirmation email says it will arrive by 12/24, but every day that passes I begin … Continue reading

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Lament for Aleppo

WARNING: This video contains distressing, graphic images from Aleppo. I recommend watching it but muting the sound, as the images alone are very powerful. I caught sight of a friend’s post this afternoon that linked to a news report about … Continue reading

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Great Expectations Come True

I was told by my mother that one of the last wishes of my grandmother was to live long enough to meet her first great grandchild. Marilyn and I had the great honor of fulfilling that wish when we introduced … Continue reading

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My Bethlehem Prayer

One of my favorite Christmas Carols is O Little Town of Bethlehem. It’s a sweet hymn that I love to sing and listen to throughout the Advent season. Of all the stanzas though, my favorite is the fourth and final. … Continue reading

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What Has Changed and What Remains

As 2015 approached, my heart began aching, because this was the year my twins would graduate and go away to college. Everything was going to be different. I would not see them in the halls of school being silly and … Continue reading

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Christmas Happens

Christmas happens. More importantly, Christmas happened. It’s the promise of restoration for a broken world. It’s hope for the hopeless. It’s forgiveness for the sinner. And it’s basis for our faith. I’m so thankful for that.
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A Foretaste

As Christ followers, there is a sheer joy when the things of this world start to make sense in light of the world to come. Jesus promises to light our path, to find us, and to feed us from living waters. He does it all so that one Christmas we’ll be with him singing alongside the angels the song they shouted to the shepherds so long ago. But, today, we get to celebrate with little hints of that glorious tomorrow. Continue reading

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The Lamb

nd he was born a newborn, because to the Father, in spite of what we know about ourselves, and with full view of our flaws, failures and daily struggles, amazingly and beautifully, to Him, we are precious – we are the beloved lambs He loves. Continue reading

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That’s Pretty Cool

“I think it’s pretty cool how God sent his son to earth the way he did. I mean, it’s pretty rough being born in a manger like that, and here he is, the King of Kings, coming to this world to save us, and he chose to come in such an un-kingly way. And all that just so that we would know we can relate to him, cause he was a kid once too. And all that before he died for me. I just think that’s pretty cool.” Continue reading

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A Child on Christmas

I think that this is how God wants us to respond to his promise of eternity with Him. He wants us to be thrilled at the prospect of His kingdom. He wants us to talk about it endlessly. He wants us to trust that he has a place for us better than we can imagine. He wants the wonders of his love to consume us. He wants his children to wait for him, long for him and desire Him, the same way we do Christmas. Continue reading

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