Saying Goodbye…..

“This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” (Winston Churchill) On a snowy day in early March of 2008, I “attended” the first staff meeting of Lumunos—meaning that on the various ends of the...

Christmas Day: December 25: Engaging with Love

Luke 2:6–7. While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. Familiarity with the Christmas story can...

Thanks

With Thanksgiving in our rear view mirror, Advent in our laps, and Christmas right around the corner, the news is very troubling; but today, I wish to extend thanks. For no particular reason, I was born to Vera and Joe in the United States of America. Most world...

Advent 4: December 20. Engaging with gladness.

Luke 1:46–48, 53–55. And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed. … He has filled the hungry with good...

Advent 3: December 13. Engaging with anger

Luke 3:7-8a, 9–11. John said to the crowds that came out to be baptized by him, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bear fruits worthy of repentance…. Even now the ax is lying at the root of the trees; every tree therefore that...