Category Archives: peace

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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Savior

I usually look forward to that November email from Steve asking us to write a blog for Advent. I’m a talker, so I don’t struggle to find stories to share or thoughts to express. Give me 30 minutes and you’ve … Continue reading

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Fear Not

Luke 2: 10 – “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy . . .” It was dark. The sheep were doing whatever it is that sheep do once night falls. The shepherds were keeping a … Continue reading

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God’s Time and Place

It would be hard to overemphasize the importance of Christmas to Christian theology. While the death of Jesus on a cross has become the global symbol of Christianity, his arrival in Bethlehem is no less important.  The stories of Jesus’s birth in … Continue reading

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O Come

O come, O come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel that mourns in lonely exile here until the Son of God appear.  Can you feel the ache, the longing, the sadness, the darkness? 400 years of silence between the books of … Continue reading

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Waiting

I’ve been staring at that tree since Thanksgiving. It was decorated the day before, in between the careful simmering of the cranberry sauce and cutting butter into flour for apple pie crust. Seven and half feet tall, white lights, silver … 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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A Christmas Letter to the Mother of a Child with Special Needs.

For Christmas this year, I would like to put many presents under your tree. There is so much that you deserve. I would give you a box wrapped in bright red paper and tied with the big gold bow. In … Continue reading

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An ‘Accidental’ Black Friday

I  went Black Friday Shopping last week.   You have to understand I didn’t do it intentionally, In fact It was the furthest thing from my mind.  My idea of Black Friday shopping is sitting at home in my PJ’s with … Continue reading

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What’s in a Genealogy?

  Matthew 1:1-17 What’s more boring than a genealogy in the Bible? Some of the names are unpronounceable. We know little to nothing about some of the names in the list. They are mostly meaningless to us. Many readers skip … Continue reading

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