Not So Silent Night

Now that Christmas Eve is here, I have been thinking about the first event that would mark the day Jesus was born. I have often wondered about the true environment of the Bethlehem that night. It must have been like one big family reunion with all the hometown boys returning to register their families with the government….

First Impressions

“You can’t judge a book by its cover, but it does tell me whether I want to engage it or not,” my sister stated on Facebook the other day. I have no idea what she was referring to, but I have an idea it wasn’t a book. It made me chuckle. I had just had…

When God Became Real

  Now, the Word became flesh and took up residence among us. John 1:14a When I was a young woman, I walked away from the church. Maybe it was just the religious part of church I left behind. I just didn’t fit in. Where there should have been acceptance, I received rejection. Where I should…

Living Water

Life is wonderful, crazy and messy all at once. To portray it as anything else is just fooling ourselves and everyone around us.  Hope can be found somewhere at the center of everything we live through each day. That is, if Jesus happens to be found there as well. Take my life, for instance. No,…