The Favor of God

Life Worship Notes—December 26, 2013  “And Mary said, ‘My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant.’” Luke 1:46-48a This passage from Luke is the beginning of one of the most widely read scripture passages during the Christmas season. … Continue reading The Favor of God

How the Christ Stole Grinchmas

Life Notes—December 19, 2013    “He puzzled and puzzled till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. Maybe Christmas, he thought... doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps... means a little bit more! And what happened, then? Well, in Whoville they say - that the Grinch's small heart … Continue reading How the Christ Stole Grinchmas

A Worthwhile Wait

Life Notes—December 12, 2013    “He said, ‘I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord…’” John 1:23 It was my last business trip of the year. Everything went according to schedule, until my phone rang at 5:20 on the morning I was to return home. A … Continue reading A Worthwhile Wait

A Different Peace

Life Notes—December 5, 2013    “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and one’s foes will be members of one’s own household.”  … Continue reading A Different Peace