Christmas Is Coming

Christmas Is Coming

“The people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.” Matthew 4:16 (NIV) June 5, 1944 looked nothing like what we picture when we think “Christmas Eve”. The pictures that come to mind are...
Are We There Yet?!

Are We There Yet?!

You remember it, don’t you?  The fabled Midwest American summer road trip.  The destination: family reunion, annually gathering relatives.  The patriarch and matriarch of the clan holding court, chuckling along as stories of youth are told and retold....
Anticipation

Anticipation

I remember the delicious feeling upon awakening on the morning of the Fourth. I wiggled my toes before throwing off the bedsheets in anticipation of what this glorious day would hold.   This was the Fourth of July! I would spend the day with my friends and...