Christmas day and the day after Christmas are two of my favorite days of the year. They are filled with memories of lazy days with my wife and children enjoying the celebration of the Savior and the gifts of love we give to one another following his model of giving himeself for us. This year, … More Great Quotes From Bonhoeffer’s Advent Messages
Curated Content to Encourage Thinking Back by popular demand. I am going to start curating content and supplying links from my reading again after a three year hiatus. Many have asked me to continue but it was Mark Smith that was the “last straw” tipping the scales. These weekend links, books and blog reviews do … More Curated for Thought
Sunday Musings after Christmas First Sunday after Christmas. The Sunday between the end of one year and the beginning of another. A good time to examine roots and think about how we will follow Christ in the New Year. “Müde bin ich, geh’ zur Ruh” If you have a rich German heritage in either the … More A Meditation on the Lord’s Supper
Monday Reflection I love this post from my internet friend, insanitybytes22. I love her wit and I love her perspective on life. This particular post struck a chord in my soul. I too have a visceral distaste for whiners. But she is not just venting here. She is pointing us to the way of gratitude, to … More It’s Advent Season. Rejoice!
Part of the worship service this Sunday. In the madness that is our world at the moment, it is good to draw away and reflect on the greatness of Christmas and “good news of a great joy which shall be for all the people.” All people. Black, yellow, white and brown–all people–equally, before the King … More Celebrating Advent