Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Blue Christmas

Blue Christmas" is more than a holiday song famously performed by Elvis Presley. Blue Christmas, sometimes also called the Longest Night, is a day...

God’s Christmas graffiti

On the eve of Christmas, speaking at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., at the dawn of a new millennium, Archbishop Desmond Tutu used...

Filling—and fulfilling—feasts

Here we go again—all those Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner gatherings! While there are the unfortunate few who long to be part of just one...

Roadside assistance

I love the 2006 comedy film RV starring Robin Williams. The film tells the story of Bob Munro (played by Williams) taking his family...

Home for the holidays

I was so looking forward to our first Christmas as a married couple. Decorating our apartment, shopping for gifts, baking my favorite Christmas goodies...

God’s call to connection

"W e wish you a merry Christmas, we wish you a merry Christmas."  Our television sang out the ending to another Hallmark holiday movie. I was...

Home for the holidays

In the 1971 television movie The Homecoming, John Walton, Sr., is delayed in town on Christmas Eve. His wife, at home, learns there has...

Thank a lot!

Before that day, I never really understood how important it is to give thanks. I remember it vividly: cross country skiing on the shores...