The roast is burnt. A chair is empty. A child is not home. Mom is tired. Dad is hospitalized. The baby is sick. The bank account is depleted. The gift is unremarkable. The flight is cancelled. The ground is brown.
Christmas doesn’t always turn out like what we planned. Continue reading “Finding Joy this Christmas”
Christmas dinner was finished and the presents unwrapped. My grandmother entered the room carrying a birthday cake with one candle flicking on top. She asked the family gathering of fourteen, “Whose birthday are we celebrating?” Continue reading “Recapturing the Wonder of Christmas”
‘Tis the season to wait. My family and I already waited in a long line at a Christmas Tree farm. At the mall on Black Friday, I ended up waiting in a line of three, but it might as well have been 13.
I know I should be patient and loving, Continue reading “When you’re waiting on God”