Does your church sing all the words to the Christmas carol "What Child is This?" For decades I sang this song not realizing William Chatterton Dix had written more lyrics many hymnals and churches often leave out. I am not sure how this ommission came to be, but my experience made me wonder how many... Continue Reading →
Christmas in Light of Eternity
Yesterday I received news that a beloved member of my extended family, my aunt Debbie, passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack. My heart aches for my uncle, for my cousins, and for all who loved her dearly. It's not what we expected. Unmet Expectations The unexpected loss of my aunt stands out even more... Continue Reading →
Competing with Christmas?
Emily and I have a deep-seated desire raise our 4 year-old daughter with Christ at the center of our family this Christmas. But it can be hard to compete with the excitement of presents, the glow of lights, and the taste of treats. I have confession to make- it's not just my daughter who has... Continue Reading →
The Perfect Christmas Present
Do you have a wishlist? Recently I began the arduous task of sifting through various wishlists to pick out just the right present for each person. But, to me, the best gifts are not the ones found on a list, but the ones discovered in the little moments of life. Perhaps it's happened to you-... Continue Reading →