I have mixed feelings about wish lists. They rob Christmas of creativity, surprise, and personal contact, but they make shopping much, much easier.
So the stores are playing Christmas music and down here in Texas the highs are only the 70s and 80s, so the holiday season must be upon us.
I've heard from many of you who liked last month's post, or were at least relieved by its more positive
"Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord." (1 Corinthians 1:31, NRSV)
In the upcoming weeks and months, desperate people will knock on the doors of almost every church across the nation to ask for emergency financial assistance.
Many of you have attended a class at church designed to help you discern your spiritual gifts.
Look at these astonishing verses from Romans 16.
Thanks to the folks at Alternatives for Simple Living, I've been refocusing how I celebrate the Christmas holidays.
I remember how Christmas used to be when I was a little girl: waking up early Christmas morning, racing downstairs to see the presents and unwrapping gifts.