And I can never, ever, ever be good enough to get that. No matter how many dogs I rescue and return to their owners, how many times I help out my elderly neighbors, or how many Bible studies I lead, I’m still carrying the curse of Adam and Eve.
Tag Archives: Jesus birth
A Stranger in the World
To many, Jesus’ birth seems that alien, that inexplicable, and that ridiculous. The story of Immanuel (God -With-Us) is so insane that it might as well be added in the madness of the holiday season. A nativity scene nestled between Elf on a Shelf and a pink glitter reindeer—it just seems to make sense.
The Choice Mary Made
Did Mary have a choice? It’s a question we were batting around at Bible study last night as we discussed chapters 3-4 of Liz Curtis Higgs latest book, The Women of Christmas. One of the ladies in my study—an older lady from England—passionately stated, “We are discussing this as though Mary had a choice. TheContinue reading “The Choice Mary Made”
Santa, Elf on a Shelf, and Missing the Point
When I was a kid, there was no Elf on a Shelf and the threat of “you’d better behave or Santa won’t bring you anything” was rarely used in my house. But there was a little game my father and I used to play called “put the crazy 70’s elves in silly places and laughContinue reading “Santa, Elf on a Shelf, and Missing the Point”
Book Review:: The Advent Conspiracy
I love to shop. While I’m not a shopaholic, I still love a good deal. I love to give gifts to others (especially those of the handmade variety). Often, I pointed to James 1:17 and not that God is the Giver of all good things and like any Father adores bestowing presents upon His children.Continue reading “Book Review:: The Advent Conspiracy”