“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.” Isaiah 55:8 ESV   During this church season of advent, we are told about this being a season of waiting.  A time of anticipation, waiting for the arrival of God’s son.  Waiting is something that we are all familiar with.  […]


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 […]

Last Minute Gift Ideas

On coming to the house, they (the magi) saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Matthew 2:11-12   It is a familiar story; these three wise guys arrive from somewhere far away and […]