All posts tagged “Christmas

Make the Most of the Time

“So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do…” Ephesians 5:15-17 Y es, it is that […]

Gaining Daylight

I t seems as if I have been holding my breath these last few days of December. Like you I have been preoccupied with the busy–ness of this holiday time. But as busy as I can be on the outside, inside there is always a […]

Gardener’s Almanac for December, 2014

O come, O come, Emmanuel And ransom captive Israel That mourns in lonely exile here Until the Son of God appear Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall come to thee, O Israel. Merry Christmas everyone! Here in western Wisconsin we are used to having white Christmases, but […]

Seeing God

“Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father!” John 14:9 I love light. Actually, I more than love light, I need light. I often wonder how folks in rainy spots like Seattle, Washington, handle so many cloudy days every year. Two days without sunshine […]

Chasing Darkness

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was empty, a formless mass cloaked in darkness. And the Spirit of God was hovering over its surface. Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.” Genesis 1:1-3 I have […]

A Norwegian Ridge Christmas

Christmas Pudding “Everyone on Norwegian Ridge loved Christmas. They loved the decorated trees shining in the windows of each snug home. They loved the special songs. They loved making special gifts for their families and friends. But most of all, they loved the feast that […]

Happy Hanukkah!

Many Christians don’t know much about the Jewish holiday called Hanukkah. Hanukkah, the “Festival of Lights,” celebrates the anniversary of the Israelites victory over the Syrian Greek armies way back in the time period between our Old and New Testaments. The symbol of Hanukkah is […]