Friday, June 21, 2024

They that mourn

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Simeon and Anna are two of my favorite biblical characters we encounter during the Christmas season. These two senior adults appear at the temple...

Blue Christmas

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

Home for the holidays

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

Living resurrection power

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When living in Spain, we were overwhelmed with the attention given to Easter week. Elaborate religious processions winding through the streets and avenues of...

Christmas

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“To Peggy from Santa Claus.” I carefully removed the homemade tag from the package. Out tumbled a yellow-haired, red-cheeked rag doll with gangly legs. Not exactly what...

The day we became friends with God

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Maundy Thursday is the day in the Christian year when we enter into the Upper Room on the night that Jesus was betrayed to...

Promises, puzzles and Pentecost

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Pentecost, a 50-day time span beginning Easter Sunday, celebrates culminated promises and a new beginning. The story of Pentecost in Acts 2 contains some...

Home for the holidays

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