Spring is in the air, so the saying goes. Somehow the subfreezing temperature doesn't match the clich during this first week of spring 2018. Yet I heard spring birds chirping early this morning and saw the perennials thrusting green through the crusted soil in the garden. This frenzy of seasonal renewal also signals another yearly celebration, the event called, Easter. The...Keep Reading
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Santa: Santa Claus is a bit ironic. The mythical Santa Claus - "don't worry; I'll get to Jesus in just a moment - is accepted by a culture that usually stamps out belief in the irrational. However, during December children are celebrated for their unassuming belief in a jolly man who gives gifts. We have fun dabbling in Santa's stories not only because God created us wi...Keep Reading
Music fills the air at Christmas. Concert venues swell to capacity every December. Songs express the emotion of the heart. There was a special number that made it's debut on the first Christmas night. I'd like to consider the audience, the singers, the song and the response as a yuletide thought. The Audience Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in t...Keep Reading
Tis the season to be grateful! And there's even a day to be thankful. So maybe a brief look at a thank-filled Psalm will quicken the pulse of your response to the Lord. Psalm 107 was written after the exiled began to return to their homeland, which explains the opening salvo of geographic praise. Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures f...Keep Reading