Saturday, December 7, 2019

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...

Do we have eyes to see?

There is very little in my DNA that inclines me toward patience. I frequently choose the self-check service at stores because even if I’m...

What child is this?

The traditional Christmas carol asks, “What child is this who laid to rest on Mary’s lap is sleeping?” That’s the real question as we...