It's been a while. Since February, actually. So much has happened, and I don't know the words to describe it all. Perhaps some day I'll write about it, and document the shift I've encountered over the last time, but not yet. Lately I've been reflecting on the Christmas/winter season quite a bit, and coming up … Continue reading Where to begin?
Each year on Christmas Eve the whole family gathers at my grandparents. Ever since I can remember there's the skinny tree in the corner, glittering with red and white, and the pile of presents underneath. The day begins late afternoon as mini vans arrive. Hugs, smiles, laughter. We chat and snack. Amid the usual questioning … Continue reading Stick-figure baby Jesus
Christmas is about remembering. Life doesn't end here. The brokenness, pain, and suffering of this world are not our destiny. Jesus came, as a little baby, grew up into a man, and nailed the filth of the world to a cross. My sin, your sin, all sin. This is the time we remember. That day … Continue reading Christmas glimpses of Heaven
Sunday I got my first real Christmas tree. I embarked on this journey with Cherie, Raleigh and Josh. We drove the long 1/2 mile to a small Christmas tree farm and headed to the trees with saws in hand. Since it was to go in my house they said I should pick it out. I … Continue reading Christmas trees, lament, and blisters