Month: December 2020

Christmas Came Without Ribbons

Each Christmas season, I look forward to the “Christmas Letters” section in the various publications that I receive. Many are reflections from readers that go way back, to times past.…

Upon our Arrival

There is a story of General Stonewall Jackson and his sister crossing a treacherous torrent just below the mighty Niagara Falls. It is said that when the violent current began…

Joy-filled

The 18th century Austrian composer, Joseph Haydn, was once asked why his church music was so cheerful and he replied: “When I think upon God, my heart is so full…

Rejoicing

There is one among you whom you do not recognize. I do not know about you, but I find troubling this sentence of John the Baptist. There is One among…

Comforting His People

Comfort, give comfort to my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her service is at an end, her guilt is expiated… I do…