What do you Hope for this Christmas?

Starting this weekend, my blogs will be posted on Saturday or Sunday to follow the Advent calendar.  And if you are reading this on November 30 or December 1st, we are entering the first week. Advent means coming.  This morning I read that it is a preparation time. ...

Not so Silent – Silent Night

This weekend, we will enter the Advent Season.  In the Christian Calendar, we have just completed the year, and we are entering into a new year as we wait – we wait for the coming of the Messiah. Also this weekend the Americans celebrate Thanksgiving, and it has...
Falling

Falling

I find autumn so beautiful, and somewhat sad.  It brings out the melancholy in me.  Winter is coming. We read from Henri Nouwen this morning, An optimist says, “The war will be over; your wounds will be healed; the depression will go away; all will be better soon. The...

Encouragement for the Grieving Heart

I am blessed with some amazing friends.  As I completed the little book called Encouragement for the Grieving Heart, I asked some of them to help me to edit it. They caught things I had missed. I was grateful to the staff at Wayside Press who listened to my endless...

Balancing Joy and Lament

I’ve been revisiting old blogs, and found this today.  Appropriate because I am speaking on Lament and Grief this coming Sunday, November 10.  (First Baptist Vernon, if you are interested!  The message will be recorded, for those who want to listen). I wrote the...

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