Christmas Waiting

It’s hard to wait. Right now, as I write this, I can think of three big things that I’m waiting for. I don’t like it. Everything within me wants to twist and lurch about in the reins, anything to feel like I’m moving closer to my goal. But that isn’t the way of God. Our... Continue Reading →

The Gift of Transformation

Many of you are aware that some of our cherished Christmas symbols (like the tree and the wreath) were originally a part of the pagan festival celebrated on December 25th. Instead of shunning these symbols, the early church adopted and transformed their meanings. No longer do they hold any hint of paganism to us--now the... Continue Reading →

The Christmas Light

I’m a sucker for Christmas movies. Every year, the day after Thanksgiving our family pulls out the well-known Christmas movies such as Polar Express, Elf, and The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.  Surprisingly, these Christmas movies and others dabble in issues of faith, hope, and deeper meaning within ritual.  However, each of them falls short of... Continue Reading →

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