A Gift Left Unopened

I wasn’t until I was married that I found an appreciation for one of the greatest Christmas movies of all time. “A Christmas Story” is about a young boy named Ralphie with his heart set on receiving a Red Ryder BB Gun for Christmas. Everyone in his life tells him “You’ll shoot your eye out” … Continue reading A Gift Left Unopened

Hope in a Hopeless World

We are in the first week of advent. In the church, Advent means the weeks leading up to the birth of Christ. Often this is represented by lighting a candle, specifically purple in color, to signify the hope of the coming of Christ. In the Old Testament, God's people had strayed so far from Him. … Continue reading Hope in a Hopeless World

Thrill of Hope

It's that time of year of incessant Christmas music.  I can handle hearing certain songs once or twice a season.  Some, I can live the rest of my life without ever hearing again (ahem Mariah and WHAM).  There is one, that I could listen to over and over.  My absolute favorite song and I am … Continue reading Thrill of Hope