This Special Place, Where it is Always Christmas

“This Gospel anticipates a world far different from C.S. Lewis’s Narnia,where it is “always winter, and never Christmas.” But the promise of the Gospel is that it is always Christmas. To be “in Christ” is to enjoy each morning as a Christmas morning with the family of God, celebrating the gift of God around the tree ofContinue reading “This Special Place, Where it is Always Christmas”

Sail On, O Ship of State!

“The Republic” from “The Building of the Ship,” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1850) Thou, too, sail on, O Ship of State! Sail on, O UNION, strong and great! Humanity with all its fears, With all the hopes of future years, Is hanging breathless on thy fate! We know what Master laid thy keel, What WorkmenContinue reading “Sail On, O Ship of State!”

The Virtual Yule Log

I love Christmas.  I love what Jesus has done in bring peace and joy to each one.  Unquestionably, this time of the year can be difficult.  Those of us who struggle as mentally ill believers find that things are more tinsel than terrific. This is a perfect 20 minute break in your work day atContinue reading “The Virtual Yule Log”

Happy 4th from BB!

Well, we are making our way through the Summer of 2010 at a rapid clip.  The season has gone by way too fast, especially living up here in Alaska.  It has been an unseasonably cool and cloudy summer, and although our days are exceptionally long (the midnight sun, and all of that) I am still wearingContinue reading “Happy 4th from BB!”