Christmas in July

Christmas in July  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. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name. –Luke 1:47-49 … Continue reading Christmas in July

Compassionate Emptiness

 Compassionate Emptiness Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form, he … Continue reading Compassionate Emptiness

Words and Meditations

Life Notes—October 31, 2013    “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.” Psalm 19:14 I am often careless about the words I say.  There are times I wonder what I was thinking to have said what I said.  The … Continue reading Words and Meditations

Contemplating Oz: An Accidental Calling

Life Notes—October 17, 2013    “We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us…” Romans 12:6a “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!”  The Wizard of Oz I volunteered to coach my son’s first soccer team.  He and his friends were about six years old and needed a coach.  Unfortunately, … Continue reading Contemplating Oz: An Accidental Calling