I may be justifiably concerned about the disappointing tenor of leadership in Washington today. But, I am completely confident that the huge, robust, heart of this nation still beats to the tune of love and justice!
I could write in detail about the exhibits, but – considering how good these images are – it’s going to be more effective just to look
When we talked about what resources we have at hand to help us, the answer was the same in every instance: “Walk more closely with Jesus.”
So what are the key ingredients to a 2018 that’s rich and flavorful? Jesus is the foundational essence. Following Jesus must be our plan. Then it’s a matter of building from there, always rooted in Christ, always committed to growing, and learning, and serving in his name.
When I am sixty-seven years old – which at 61 is coming up in the not too distant future – I want to look in the rear-view mirror and see nothing but fully engaged time. Of all the resources potentially available, time is the most evenly distributed.
The British celebration of “Boxing Day” (a.k.a. December 26) has a number of stories/explanations attached. But I’ll keep it simple and say that – essentially – the tradition stems from the practice of “boxing” up leftovers and sharing them with the less fortunate.
And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth… From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. The law indeed was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. – John 1:14,16-17 Ah, the … Continue reading “Grace Upon Grace” – Rebekah & Derek’s 2017 Christmas newsletter (and the year in photos)
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).