Don’t Be Afraid

Don’t Be Afraid

“Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid.”  –Frederick Buechner Reading a Bible storybook to my preschoolers one evening, we opened to a chapter where an angel appears on the scene. “What do you think he’s going to say...
Making Things New

Making Things New

Today I spent some quality time with the Creator. I know! Audacious thought. Ridiculous, pompous notion. True none the less. We sat silently on my front porch, drinking tea, listening to the unmistakable sound of gentle wind rustling through dried leaves, and...
The Courage to Know the Difference

The Courage to Know the Difference

In her book Happier At Home, Gretchen Rubin says “Happiness is not having less; happiness is not having more; happiness is wanting what I have.”  Though she is speaking specifically about possessions, the underlying idea is true to the overall theme of her...
Good News of Great Joy

Good News of Great Joy

I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior. Habakkuk 3:18 The angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Luke 2:10 From the very first moment, the message of Christmas has been...