Christmas is the perfect opportunity to be living, breathing, Christmas cards! Who we are - and how we are - tells the story of the Good News we proclaim. Fact is, our lives are always telling some kind of a story. Our opportunity is to tell a good story, to tell The Good Story.
Is prurience our new national pastime? It’s Advent, let’s try talking about hope, peace, love, and joy instead!
I'm all for it! Here in North America we can party with a purpose, and this Good News of Jesus is spectacular in every way! So bring on the glitter, the glitz, the bling, the lights, the gift-giving, and the noise! Christmas is one celebration worth going over the top for.
"There is no community, no growing together in faith, no reaching out in mission, no real encouragement, and no accountability watching Osteen (or some other preacher) on TV..."
People don't want tidy answers, we concluded, they just want to know that they are not alone. "Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life" (Psalm 23).
Writing may be my trade, but I understand the power of an image to tell a story - it's what I enjoy the most about photography.
I may or may not have done a deliberately obvious photo-shop job on the "must read" meme that goes with this post! Anyway, for today I'd like to highlight two books that are - in my opinion - legitimately "can't miss."