Does your stomach growl for travel? Does the idea of catching salmon with your bare hands put a smile on your face? Do you have a hunger to see the world from the inside out? Do you like to prepare food and work as a team? If you are a dedicated professional and have an intense passion for cooking for a large quantity of people a variety of foods, the job for you just might be a…Read full post
Last night I lit all four of the Advent Candles as well as the thick center red candle. Those five candles burned brightly and lit up the whole room. There was something about the small flames that held the power to give so much light that I did not want to put them out and go to bed. I could have sat there for hours just watching the flames dance and glow. Eventually I got up and blew…Read full post
The Scriptures for today fourth and last Sunday of Advent are Luke chapter 3 verses 1 thru 6. These verses tell of the beginning of John the Baptist’s ministry or work. John, the cousin of Jesus, and also a miraculous baby, had lived in the desert for years, He wore animal skins and ate a diet of locusts and honey. We don’t know too much more about him except that he preached…Read full post
Three days of our mutual journey to Christmas left. It’s hard to believe that December has passed so quickly and the New Year is almost upon us. Time seems to March ever faster, and our lives are more and more like a vapor that fade very quickly. It is what we do here on Earth that counts. The good we do for others. How we reached out and how we loved is what we will be remembered…Read full post
As I wrote the above paragraph I had a thought hit me. There were three characters in the Christmas Story that has at least one dry day. Who were these three characters? Matthew calls them wisemen from the east.
There are…Read full post
The article is piece describing the history and/or meaning of 5 different Christmas Carols and 5 different Christmas songs. The Christmas song that most applies to our purposes here is God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen was written in old English and though most of the lyric translated well…Read full post
Advent is truly a journey. It is a journey of our hearts and our souls to the babe that was born at Christmas time. Do any of you remember a time when you were in love? I mean those first wonderful months when you find yourself getting to know a new person. You asked all kinds of questions and you found yourself revealing information about yourself that you never thought you would tell another person. This should be…Read full post
Seven days left until Christmas. 7 days to shop wrap bake cook and do all the other preparations that are part of the holiday each year. As we each get closer to the day we are apt to forget it’s meaning by getting caught up in work. The work can sometimes cause frustrations, disappointments, anger and arguments with those we love. Instead of allowing that to happen, let’s learn to take a Linus moment.
A Linus moment?…Read full post
Christmas is indeed a time of joy. It is the time to remember that God became a child and spent a life time waiting to be the sacrifice for our sin. It is a time of family and friends. It is a time of parties and gatherings of all kinds. It is also, for some, a time of great sadness and even despair.
For the people in Sandy Hook CT, this is one such Christmas. The tragedy that has…Read full post
The traditional scripture for the third Sunday of Advent is John 1:19-28. In this story John the Baptist is approached by the Jewish leaders and asked to identify himself. John quickly tells them he is not the Christ, but a herald for the Christ. One is coming “whose sandals I (John) am not worthy to untie.” He tells them.
Two questions today. The first is, Are we heralds for Jesus? Do we tell people not…Read full post