Each year Christmas night finds members of my family feeling some melancholy. After weeks of anticipation, the Christmas celebrations have flashed by us and are suddenly gone. And we’re left standing, watching the Christmas taillights and music fade into the…Continue Reading
Blog Posts on The Birth of Christ
Noël and Talitha and I recorded a Christmas greeting for you and a “glimpse” into our home and traditions.
And since I didn’t write the advent poems this year, I wrote this Christmas poem to read at our Christmas Eve…Continue Reading
Advent is my yearly reminder to brush up on Christology, the doctrine of the person of Christ. I’ve found it helpful to approach the subject under three headings:
- Jesus as Lord (fully divine)
- Jesus as Savior (fully human)
- Jesus as…
How will our home look if our celebration is a picture of anticipation and waiting for God’s plan to be completed, a picture of our joy in the salvation he has begun for us? What visible things will fill our…Continue Reading
Over the years, we have chosen not to include Santa Claus in our Christmas stories and decorations. There are several reasons.
First, fairy tales are fun and we enjoy them, but we don’t ask our children to believe them.
Talitha: “Mom, I have a tiny disco ball to hang on the Jesus Tree!”
Me: “Before you do that, you need to tell me how that disco ball relates to Jesus.”
Talitha: “Mmm…well…Jesus is the light of the world…and he…Continue Reading
Advent is a time of looking back, remembering the faithful people who were waiting for the salvation God had promised, as 1 Peter 1:10-12 tells us.
Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace that was to be…