Repeat the Sounding Joy by Fred Niedner

Suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favors!” Luke 2:13-14   Nowadays, the music begins around Halloween. We hear it where retailers hope it touches something deep within us and prompts us […]

Pregnant Pause by Travis Scholl

And Mary remained with her about three months . . . (Luke 1:56)   I cannot experience it firsthand, but I have sensed that there is something full of grace in the genuine friendship between women. There is a sense of empowerment to it, a solidarity, a knowing countenance, a generosity of spirit.   I’m […]

Losing Your Marbles by Brian West

Sometimes I look at my two daughters and think to myself, “Where did all the time go?”  And the truth is – they’re only five and seven.  Now, before those of you who have kids grown and gone call me crazy [though that’s not far from the truth], allow me to expand the thought a […]