Merry Christmas. May you always remember the love Christ has for you.
A Cure For Existing on Fumes
“For in six days God made Heaven, Earth, and sea, and everything in them; he rested on the seventh day. Therefore God blessed the Sabbath day; he set it apart as a holy day.” Exodus 20:9-11 MSG “And maybe that it is what the Sabbath is meant to do for us: Six days a week we wrestle with the world, wringing profit from the earth; on the Sabbath we especially care for the seed of eternity planted in the soul. The world has our hands, but our soul belongs to Someone else.” – Abraham Heschel, The Sabbath Yes, friend. Go…
The Gift is Here!
The gift is here! The gift of new life! Christ birthed into the world! Merry, merry! Let us celebrate! Let us rejoice! Let us receive this God gift open-handed, wide-eyed, mouth agape, joyful awe at the wonder of Jesus among us! Let this gift of Christ seep into our bones, changing our way of being and seeing. Let us become flame keepers soul kindlers light bearers seed throwers wonder seekers continuously birthing Christ’s hope, peace, joy and love into the world. Let us become the gift! Merry Christmas to all! Amen.
What Gift Shall I Bring?
What gift shall I bring to you, baby Jesus? Shall I scour and clean for your arrival? Shall I practice a song to lull you to sleep? Shall I work at the stove to make you a meal? Shall I buy you fresh clothes to wrap you warm? Shall I worship loud and long praising your name? Shall I decorate to give you a triumphal entrance? Shall I bring you riches and treasure oh so fine? (Spirit rustles, oh so soft) “No, none of that is needed. Just bring me you.” Me? But, I’m not enough. “Certainly, you are. Your…
The Gift of Good News
Long ago, amid a brutal ruler, governmental systems of oppression, crooked financial systems, religious systems of rules, broken down familial systems, came news of a different sort. It wasn’t news for Christians, for there was no such thing. It wasn’t news for law-abiding Jews; it spread beyond their tribe. It wasn’t news for the rich, much to their dismay. In fact, this news first was told to the lowest of the low… the shepherds, the dregs of society, the disgrace of their families. Yes, it was this very group of outcasts, those tending to their flocks in wily fields among…