The Sweetest Gift

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3browtvP7k

Wow!

Its’ a simple song, but carries a deep sense of grief wrapped in the hope of God.  I hope you’ll listen, and, if your heart is burdened by the loss of a loved one, that you would be encouraged today.

Christmas is about hope, peace and love.  And it all came to us in Christ.  So, may our Lord bring to you those gifts.

Stay blessed…john

Rethinking Christmas

Growing up, Christmas was my favorite holiday. Yes, that made me like every other kid.  And I should confess: It was the gifts. Now, to be sure, there were other things that made Christmas-time nice: houses covered with lights; school parties; Dickens on the Strand; and Christmas vacation. If one of those were to be left out I would feel like I was missing something, that Christmas was a bit incomplete. There are activities today…..

The scariest costume ever

My idea for the scariest Halloween costume came to me this morning. Yes, on Halloween day. Have I ever told you I’m a procrastinator? It won’t cost you much money. You’ll be dressed in no time. In fact, where whatever you want. Dress up. Dress down. Wear your work clothes. Dress like a minion (There’s a joke in there somewhere). It doesn’t matter. Next, crab a pile of index cards. Write the word “DARN” on…..

Happy

Happy. Memorial Day recalls lives killed as they served us. Happy. Lives lost in service. Their kin still mourn their loss. We too. Happy Memorial Day. Never forget what was given.

My 2017 Survival Tip

Did you notice how so many people were decisively ready to move out of 2016?  Were you one of them? Some called it the worst year ever.  Countless disastrous things happened within the last 365 days.  The year was filled with contempt, distrust and agony.  Yea, that sounds like a lot of years we’ve known before, but this one seemed different, more widespread. I’m not sure why that is.  Perhaps you can blame it on cable news…..