Christmas Encounters (reprised)

(I originally wrote this for Christmas 2006, as the first of four parts looking at the many ways God shows Himself in the Christmas stories. At the heart of the Christian Gospel is the name that the angel gives to Jesus: Emmanuel — God is with us. May you and your loved ones experience the presence ... Continue reading

Christmas encounters, Part 1

It was my first Christmas Eve in our new, suburban home, and I was worried. No fireplace. Santa was going to land on our roof, look around in puzzlement and dash away without leaving me a thing. My father assured me that Santa was a pretty clever guy and had learned ways to get into modern ... Continue reading