When I was a little girl, my third-grade class put on a Christmas pageant. The teacher read Twas the Night before Christmas and we sang many songs about Santa. We also learned the song Do You Hear What I Hear. I enjoyed the call and response of the song—the dramatic shifts of volume and pitch.… Continue reading Do You Hear What I Hear?
Christmastime can be extremely difficult for those who have suffered a death or loss. Rather than bringing tidings of great joy, Christmas ushers in reminders and painful memories and loss. What if you could see grief on a map? I have a feeling all across the globe, we would see millions of tiny specks representing… Continue reading Not Everyone is Joyful at Christmas: How We Can Help
We decorated the house, put up the tree, and enjoyed homemade chocolate chip cookies last night. Now that the house is decorated, I find myself making a long list of things that need to be done and adding more events to my already busy calendar. Ah, yes. It's Christmastime. As the popular song says, "the… Continue reading Sabbath Sweet Sabbath: Sunday Driving
This blog post is going to be a bit different. As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, I've been doing some thinking on what it means to be thankful. I've also been contemplating how we can truly show our gratitude to God. In my search through Scripture, I've discovered many ways we can express our gratitude… Continue reading How to Show God Our Thankfulness