Sometimes we have to welcome the darkness. To listen to what it has to teach us. To see what we can’t necessarily see in the light. Maybe that’s part of the beauty of Advent.
Christmas can evoke a lot of wonderful memories filled with wonder and delight. But it can also carry a sense of loss...or more accurately, maybe, a sense of what could be but isn't yet.
There is nothing coercive about this kind of love. Nothing about it screams, “accept me or else!”
In my home church, we have a beautiful Christmas tradition of lining the altar with white poinsettias for our Christmas services. The bright blooms set against the greenery and lighting of the season makes for a stunning display. It is a gorgeous visual invitation into a very special experience of worship. It is an elegant, … Continue reading When our cures make people sick
While there is always time for opinion, dialogue and debate, I wanted to take this opportunity to simply share my prayer for us all on this Christmas Eve. Be of good cheer and celebrate well, dear friends! May your blessings overflow. If you are sick, may you find comfort. If you are hurt, may you … Continue reading A Christmas Prayer