closing out an interesting year
Done right, nothing in this world has the power to love and to heal and to encourage like the church.
a summary of the week via the best pictures
our calling card as his followers must be radical love.
Christmas simply does not work on tradition or nostalgia alone. The joy comes from Jesus, and so does the love.
a liberating thread of thoughtfulness in a society where were are so quick to judge one another without regard to heart
If you have any doubts about this world, own any cynicism regarding the future, or carry any fear as to what's next... then hang around some of the young people from our church...
The love spills over. That's really what made me tear up so often over the weekend. Not so much the pain as the love. Love that is rich, and authentic, and love that points to such overwhelming truth. It wouldn't hurt so much if it wasn't so real.
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.