The ‘songs’ of Mary and Zechariah, just before Jesus’ birth, are both blatantly...Read More
Does this count as a Christmas thought? I’m going to quote John Ruskin again, from his 4 essays titled as a group “Unto This Last.” He is talking about the great value of justice. The mistake of the best men...Read More
Here’s our hands-down all-time favorite Christmas poem, with our paraphrase following. Little Baby Thing They all were looking for a king to slay their foes and lift them high. Thou cam’st a little baby thing that...Read More
I know this guy personally and this is entirely legit. And I much agree with some of his sentiments! I have an occupation not familiar to most men So my outlook’s prob’ly dif’rent from beginin’ to the...Read More
We can work on being thankful from two directions. First: Our word “thank” comes from an older word, “think.” To be thankful today for the most precious things in our lives, we have to think about those...Read More
Here’s a very expressive email I received the other day, printed here with Laurie’s permission. Dear Friends and Family John and I had a truly warm and heart-nourishing Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s,...Read More
We got a new electronic game for Christmas; so I summoned all my engineering know-how and went to work installing the batteries. The instructions warned me not to mix new batteries with old. Tell me – if we can’t...Read More
What genius does in the natural world, prayer does in the spiritual.