For he will not much remember the days of his life because God keeps him occupied with joy in his heart.” Ecclesiastes 5:20 ESV I am a Gen Xer. Our generation was specifically encouraged in our late teens and early twenties to be radical Christians; Jesus freaks if you will. I went to a Christian… Continue reading Jesus and Self-Care
There was a time in my life when I was more comfortable in the midst of transition. I remember once in my twenties sitting on my suitcases in the airport in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. I was wearing a long, billowy skirt, a t-shirt, and my favorite Jesus sandals looking like the quintessential Christian… Continue reading Peace in Transition
Lost in Space is an exciting space-travel show (based on the 1960s show) with a surprising Christmasy theme. To be fair, I do not recall a single time in the Netflix series Lost in Space where they mention Christmas. There are no religious undertones within the show either. In fact, it’s a very decidedly humanistic message that focuses on the strength of character and intellect to win the day. Despite this, there is a clear “Christmas Carol”ian theme–the possibility of change.
Christmas is all about hope. Even in the cheesy Christmas movies that do not acknowledge Christ at all, the emphasis is on belief and hope either in humanity or in Santa. This past weekend we watched a Christmas musical called “The Gift of Christmas” put on by a local, Christian group. They wrote the play… Continue reading How Can This Be?
“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2 On any given day, my husband and I have a list of tasks we need to accomplish for our family, even more so during this time of year. There are kids to drive to school, pick up from school, take to practice, and… Continue reading Celebrate by Bearing Burdens