Anticipating Christmas: THE WISEST MEN

“On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.” Matthew 2:11 Whether you call them wise men, magi, or kings does not really matter. What does matter is theyContinue reading “Anticipating Christmas: THE WISEST MEN”

Anticipating Christmas: A LESSON FROM MARY

“And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them.But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.” Luke 2:18-1 I love this part of the Christmas story.  I imagine the shepherds, having just seen the Newborn King, left in awe and amazement, proclaiming to everyone what had happened.  ThenContinue reading “Anticipating Christmas: A LESSON FROM MARY”

Anticipating Christmas: GOD IS CALLING

“And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God Himself will be with them and be their God.” Revelation 21:3 I was recently visiting a congregation in Dallas. I saw listed onContinue reading “Anticipating Christmas: GOD IS CALLING”

Anticipating Christmas: ANTICIPATION

 “I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope.”  Psalm 130:5 The holiday season is a season filled with eager anticipation, hope and glorious expectation. Halloween has passed and now we look forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas, to family and friends, to celebrating gratefulness, love and joy.Continue reading “Anticipating Christmas: ANTICIPATION”

The Reasons I love Pumpkin Spice Lattes

I love Pumpkin Spice Lattes (PSLs). This year I was at Starbucks at 5:30 in the morning on the first day they were available.  Although I love the flavor of pretty much anything Pumpkin Spice, there is much more to these PSLs for me than the flavor. First, they represent a change in seasons.  SinceContinue reading “The Reasons I love Pumpkin Spice Lattes”