Below is an excerpt from my forthcoming book, Reflections of Immanuel, due out in Fall 2019 via Wipf & Stock Publishers.
The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season!
Now, please don’t ask why. No one quite knows the reason.
It could be his head wasn’t screwed on just right.
It could be, perhaps his shoes were too tight.
But I think that the most likely reason of all
May have been that his heart was two sizes too small.
It was Christmas morning. Jimmy was just coming around from the hard-night’s sleep he had encountered. He scanned the room with his half-open, sleepy-filled eyes and then glanced at the clock on the nightstand just next to his bed.
It was 7:08 in the morning. Continue reading
In light of my book, Reflections of Immanuel, being released in time for Advent 2018, here are some brief reflections on Jesus being the most tangible expression of God with us.
What does that tangibility look like?
I’m a day late to this past week’s “ponderings and links,” but as they say, “Better late than never.” (At least that’s what I say to my students.)
Here are my “Weekly Ponderings & Links” for Sunday, December 17, 2017. Continue reading
Years ago, I would post a weekly round-up of links to varying articles and posts that had caught my attention for the week. It’s been a while, but I wanted to get back into the practice of such.
So here is my “Weekly Ponderings & Links” for Sunday, December 10, 2017. Continue reading
Continuing with my Advent video series, I’m asking varying people what special things they participate in during the Advent season. Here are some brief thoughts from a friend of mine.