My Christmas List (A Tribute to Clark W. Griswold)

“250 strands of lights, 100 individual bulbs per strand, for a grand total of 25,000 imported Italian twinkle lights…25,000 lights…I dedicate this house to the Griswold Family Christmas…Drumroll, please…Drumroll…Jooooooy to the woorld. “ Clark Griswold is, without question, one of the most iconic Christmas figures of all time. I have often dreamed that one day I might outdo Clark’s […]

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A Revolution of Love

When Mary, the mother of Jesus, reflects on the coming of her son, she envisions a new power emerging in the world. Not a military or political power but a power that is found in lowliness. Her thoughts point to a revolution of love. Will we hold on to our love of power, or will […]

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A (Deep) Well of Joy

What is your primary source of joy? Success? Wealth? Approval? Sex? Isaiah envisions a time when we will draw from the wells of salvation with joy. What if God really did create us for a more complete joy, but we fail to discover it because our buckets are full of other kinds of joy?

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A New Path of Peace

Zechariah, the father of John the Baptist, says that Jesus will guide our feet into the path of peace. If you imagine a road for your life, is it one that leads to peace? If so, is it a lasting peace? Are others able to enjoy that road with you?

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