Singing for Hope and Joy
Something is amiss this Christmas Season… True. We are all trying to survive a pandemic and we are all affected by it in different ways. However, Christians previously struggled and never failed to be joyful during the Advent and Christmas season. So, why do I find it so difficult to ignite that spark in my…
The True Gift
It was such a blessing to hear one sermon this Christmas season while visiting a Lutheran church. The pastor mentioned how he sent gifts to his staff as a “Thank You” for their service. They are really gifts of gratitude. Within the family, he talked about getting gifts from Santa, whom we all know keep…
What would you put in the stocking for Jesus?
I have been feeling particularly rushed in all the regular Christmas preparation this year. For this short Advent season, it seems difficult to focus on what is really important. As always, songs have a way to speak to me and make me pause. As I was singing along to the Christmas piece “In…