Going Deeper

Silent Night

Merry Christmas!  Have you done it yet this year?  Have you fallen back into the same pattern of promising to keep the true meaning of Christmas but then yielding to the craziness and busyness and losing it again?  I know.  I’m there, too.  So let’s get back on track together, shall we? As you read this, take a deep breath.  …

Traveling

I got back from a visit to Germany last Saturday.  I spent a week with my brother and his family and, while I was there, saw some of France and Switzerland.  This is a picture taken from Interlaken, Switzerland in the heart of the Swiss Alps.  Amazing place! As we traveled around a small section of Europe in his Ford …

Christmas Traditions

This is a scene from my parents’ house.  Every year the mechanical Claus family, including Rudolf, relocate from the attic to the ledge above the refrigerator to bring my family a sense of familiar.  Each time I see them I am reminded of previous years and all the memories that have accumulated under those animated decorations. This past Friday night, …

O Holy Night

“O holy night, the starts are brightly shining.  It is the night of our dear Savior’s birth.  Long lay the world in sin and error pinning ‘til He appeared and the soul felt its worth.” The soul felt its worth. Christmas is the time when we can embrace how much value God has placed on our humanity.  As we watch …

It’s Always Something!

I find it interesting that over time the force of water flowing can change the landscape completely.  Linville Falls in North Carolina is a beautiful example.  Water rushing down into the gorge has caused a stunning waterfall.  The picture to the right was taken from the top.  Water has shaped the rocks and created it own path though what was, …

The Dream is Tested

I got the letter yesterday.  InterVarsity Press said that I “write well and have good insights here.  However…..”  They have declined publication.  I’m not really surprised.  And this is certainly not my last effort.  It means the path is longer and the dream is tested under more patience.  From what I can read in the letter, they won’t publish me …