Month: December 2017

What We Know

We are given a very short-range of view. We cannot see through objects or around corners. We cannot fathom the depths of another’s thoughts or motivations. We do not have control over the weather, the seasons, or time. We are bound by our senses and even then, only by what comes near enough for them to pick up. I see light in the morning, so I know the sun is rising and day is beginning. I hear a rumble in the distance, so I know a storm is brewing. I catch a whiff of stink in the morning and I believe a skunk met its demise and possibly spring is not too far away. I have been proven wrong again and again when I think I know what a person wants to talk about, only to be taken by surprise with another big announcement or new opportunity or change of plans…

The Hidden Gift

Ribbons and bows, paper and string; packages under the tree come in all shapes and sizes and colors. Gifts that show that we care for the person receiving and that we are cared for. Some presents have a personal sentiment attached that is not so much about the object in the box but the reason behind it. Some gifts are not in a box at all, but given with a look or a hug or a snugly held hand – these are often the best kinds…

It’s Your Choice

We have all been each of these people at one time or another. I know I have leapt for joy in one moment and then scoffed in disbelief in another. I have been obedient and then refused to give up control. I have read many books, given in to fears, ignored the obvious, and even seen an angel. I’m sure many of you know what I’m talking about and would have your own stories of encounter and what choice you made in that moment. “We all, like sheep, have gone astray”. Christmas is a time for coming back; a time for believing the impossible. A gift was wrapped in swaddling clothes and placed in a manger offering salvation for all who would believe…sounds incredible; unbelievable…it’s your choice, what are you going to do?

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