I am amazing each year at how early the Christmas decorations find their ways into the stores, how early the Christmas toy commercials start, and how early the Black Friday sales start on Thanksgiving Thursday.  But we are getting ready to give headlong into that season again this space that the church calls Advent.  Advent […]

Prepare, prepare, prepare

You are startled awake by the sound of the doorbell.  As you get your wits you ask yourself, why is the doorbell ringing, and then you realize it’s your worst nightmare.  At the door are twenty of your family members arriving to celebrate the Holiday at your house.  What’s bad is not your relatives, but […]

Plan J

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel, God with Us. Isaiah 7:14   The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. John 1:14   From early in Scripture there are calls for God to intervene in our broken world, […]