love so real it makes you cry…

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.

Boxing Day fun – lots of food and even more love

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.

what a good wedding can teach about the kingdom of God…

The marriage feast is a lot like the kingdom of God. There is generosity, lavish celebration, wide open arms, welcome, faithfulness, commitment, renewal of hope, and promise for the future - all brought together in the context of extravagant love.