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Hope for All the Post-Christmas Feels

The family has gone home, your trash is overflowing with wrapping and ribbons, and all that’s left of the cookies are crumbs.  So, how are you doing?  Some of us had such a fantastic Christmas full of merriment and joy and warmth and laughter that we are saddened at the thought of the tree coming down and life moving on from the holiday.  Others are undone by the brokenness of their families, dealing with the emptiness of disappointment, and ready for a fresh start in the New Year.  Or perhaps your experience would best...

Spurgeon on Christmas

I say, then, to you who would know the only true peace and lasting joy, come ye to the babe of Bethlehem, in after...

Jesus is Bigger Than Christmas

I can’t really imagine the weight of the responsibility that Mary and Joseph felt as they held Jesus for the first time. In their...

Christ-mas

Heading north on Highway 21 near Elkin, you will pass what our family most affectionately calls “The Goldilocks Church.” There’s Baby Bear, a teenie...

The Pros and Cons of Santa Clause

The most wonderful time of the year is here. 

Unfortunately, living in North Carolina currently means that I’m struggling to get in the...

O Christmas Tree(s)

Last weekend, for the first time ever, I bought a real Christmas tree.  I drove to the mountains, grabbed a measuring stick, found a...

Some Thoughts on Thanksgiving

“We tend to take all the gifts and pleasures and happiness and the joy without saying much to God.  We take our health and...

Google, Jesus, Sheep and Goats

It’s 8:00 at night on Thursday, and I am pushing the deadline for this blog post. Even for me. Some weeks, I can’t think...

Bachelor Party

I went to a bar last weekend.

And it was weird.

Not that all bars are weird, but this particular one was. You see, it was...

Letters from a Pastor’s Wife: My Husband is Human

My husband is a pastor. He’s also a human being. I know that’s obvious, but I want to remind you why it’s relevant.

He has...

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