It Will Be Happier.

“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, ‘It will be happier.’” – Alfred Lord Tennyson, English poet (1809-1892)

A Stable & A Manger

A stable. Wooden manger. An exhausted new mother. A terrified first-time father, unsure of his fresh role. Before the quest for the perfect holiday, there was a journey. A faithfully fearful passage. Full of eager anticipation. Following the guidance of an angel. By the light of an unmistakable star. Straight toward prophesied uncertainty. Before the… Read more »

The Greatest Gift

‘Master, Redeemer, Savior of the world.. Wonderful, Counselor, Bright Morning Star. Lily of the valley, Provider, and Friend, He was yesterday, He’ll be tomorrow, Beginning and End. But the angel called Him Jesus, born of a virgin. Mary called Him Jesus, but I call Him Lord. – Dottie Rambo (1975) One of my favorites of… Read more »

The Best Gifts Can’t Be Bought

The greatest gift of all: Jesus. His love and forgiveness is free, yet it cost Him everything. – Don Moen There’s just no Christmas without Christ. Have a blessed and vigilant Monday Friends. Praying for many hurting and grieving today–several lost loved ones over the weekend. May our Heavenly Father wrap His arms of Peace… Read more »

Exhausted and Overwhelmed

Before the shepherds come running, before anyone shows up with gifts, there’s just Mary, exhausted from childbirth, and Joseph, overwhelmed by the task in front of him, and the Baby, the Baby that changes everything. When we are exhausted and overwhelmed, God sustains us and reminds us of the true meaning of the season. Forgive… Read more »

My Steeple

It’s a beautiful Night in The Neighborhood. And ‘my steeple’ .. a serene walk up the sidewalk from West Court–courtesy of Grace Church Downtown. Some fun facts – I share a utility underground hallway with the Church which includes a back end stairway to the original church altar. (not so ironic for a PK..) And… Read more »

Touchdown Trevor

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! #ALLIN2020 #TouchdownTrevor

I Heard the Bells

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” at a time when he had lost his wife and his son was crippled by the Civil War.   Every year the Christmas bells would ring in the town square, and they would remind him that there is peace on earth, good will to… Read more »

Let It Be

‘And when the night is cloudy there is still a light that shines on me Shinin’ until tomorrow, let it be. I wake up to the sound of music, Mother Mary comes to me. Speaking words of wisdom, let it be. And let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be. Whisper… Read more »

Strength for Today

A favorite verse of a classic favorite hymn–lyrics written by Thomas Chisholm in 1923–‘Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow. Blessings all mine with ten thousand beside.” Have a blessed Monday everyone.   Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth, Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide; Strength for today and… Read more »