“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 […]Read more "My Christmas List (A Tribute to Clark W. Griswold)"
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 […]Read more "A Revolution of Love"
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?Read more "A (Deep) Well of Joy"
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?Read more "A New Path of Peace"
Advent signifies coming. While looking at his homeland that had been destroyed by the Babylonians, Jeremiah envisioned a new green pasture that would spring up in the place of ashes. This fertile land would be ushered in by the coming of a new kind of king with a new kind of covenant. Though many of us welcome […]Read more "Pasture of Hope (Do You Want a New King?)"