Changes

“Who are you?” said the Caterpillar… “I hardly know, Sir, just at present,” Alice replied rather shyly, “at least I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.” – Lewis Carroll “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” The author, William Bridges, tells a … More Changes

Christ Still Comes

Christ still comes – ready or not. Grace to you and peace on this Christmas morning.  Advent has come and gone;  the candlelight of Christmas Eve is over – and here we are in the broad daylight of Christmas day.  To tell you the truth it all snuck up on me.  We just moved into … More Christ Still Comes

A Christmas Story

Joanne thought the Grinch was sorely misunderstood. It was freezing cold outside on Christmas Eve and the roads were a mess, full of snow and other last-minute shoppers driving like crazy people.  She finally found a parking spot at the mall.  “I might as well have parked at home” she muttered as she wound her … More A Christmas Story

Christmas Light

Christmas is a lot more cheerful for me these days than it used to be.  In addition to the joy that sharing Christmas with our children brings, I really am happy to be at a church that has one Christmas Eve service instead of five.  I feel like I really get to worship on Christmas … More Christmas Light

Great Expectations – Advent 1

Lamentations 3:22-23 22 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;[a] his mercies never come to an end; 23 they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Yesterday some children and adults gathered to make Advent wreaths.  As we decorated the wreaths with baubles and ribbons and candles, we talked about how we mark time with the wreath, each … More Great Expectations – Advent 1

Even If

Reflections on Shuffle-Play (the daily exercise to write a reflection based on a song from that morning’s run) There are two pivotal words in the Bible story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. The words are “even if.” If you grew up in the church you likely have known this Bible story most of your life. … More Even If