Christmas is a Time for Peace
Christmas is a Time for Hope
Fred’s dad was a troubled man. Because of his alcoholism the family lived in poverty. It would be easy to allow someone to be defined by their worst quality, but it would be a mistake. Here is a tought-provoking story I read in Fred’s biography: Perhaps my best Christmas was the one that seemed the […]
Jeswin Thomas Hope is alive in the world tonight It’s Christmas time again. The bell tower rings The organ sings And hope takes wings It’s Christmas time again. Hope is alive in the world tonight It’s Christmas time again. The home-fires glow Joys overflow And hope can grow It’s Christmas time again. Hope is alive […]
Last weekend here in Michigan the sky was clear and the temperatures were almost balmy. The neighborhood around Granville Cottage is called the Forest of Riverview because when they developed the subdivision they built the homes among the mature trees. Our small lot has over nine trees. All the streets are tree-lined. So Saturday and […]
Last Christmas I preached three Christmas messages based on Messianic Promises from the Old Testament. You can watch them here. Bruised But Not Crushed Keeping Hope Alive Why Would God Bless You?
When I look into the eyes of our grand children my soul longs for peace on earth. Edmund Hamilton Sears was a New-England pastor who lived through the Civil War. As the horrifying conflict approached he used a phrase from the angelic announcement of Christ’s birth to appeal for peace among humankind. The theme is […]
Last night was cold and clear. I was driving alone through the night. Driving down an old familiar stretch of road I remembered a frigid morning along that same stretch of road a few years ago. I was driving a car that was new to me. It was very early in the morning and I […]