What If Christians Got It Right When They Got It Wrong?

Nothing’s as it should be in my world today. It’s raining when it should be snowing. The house is quiet and the day is dark; there should be laughter and light. It’s almost Christmas, after all! Everything’s wrong. Yet, somehow it’s right. The darkest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere comes days before Christians …

When What You Need is a Facelift

I caught sight of my reflection in the mirror as I passed by recently and I did a double-take. Who is that woman, the one with the glum expression, the drooping face, the sad eyes? Taking stock of the image most people see when I’m not “on”, when I’m lost in myself, I was struck …

Five Truths That Survived the Christmas Flu, and One More Memory

A week ago, on a day I had packed to the brim with a doctor’s appointment, some last-minute errands, a few house-cleaning chores and a Christmas meal to prepare, I came down with the flu. By the time my four adult sons, a daughter-in-law and a girlfriend arrived on Christmas eve from Chicago and Tennessee …

Tell Me A Story: Man or Myth? The Real Reason for Christmas

Christmas is upon us! As I prepare for our four sons and daughter-in-law to come home for the holidays, I’m remembering a Christmas nearly 25 years ago, when my oldest son reminded his parents of the true “reason for the season”. This post was actually a column published in our local newspaper a few years …