O Holy Night

  O holy night! The stars are brightly shining, It is the night of our dear Saviour’s birth. The stars hang overhead, on the quiet Bethlehem hillside. The shepherds stand there, spaced around the area so as to keep in sight the many sheep in their care. I wonder, do …

Love that overcomes

Does it ever occur to you that the foundation of the story of the world is love? Love was carried on the breath of God as He spoke the world into being. He formed each aspect of it with tender care. Love was perfect bliss in the garden of Eden, …

Joy of every longing heart

Have you noticed how our hearts long for things? We long for–or crave–certain kinds of food, certain possessions, and so on…but above all, we long for things intangible. We long for peace. Hope. Satisfaction. Joy. Love. Come, Thou long expected Jesus Born to set Thy people free; From our fears and …

Be content

Contentment. It’s something I think we would all agree is lacking in the world today, especially in first-world countries, who, ironically, have so much. Often, we equate being content with happiness. We chase happiness hoping to find contentment. How do I know we aren’t just looking for happiness, as everyone says? …

Lovesong to a dying world

Shalom: A Hebrew word translated as peace, but with a broader meaning that carries the idea of wholeness, of perfect completeness, “as things were meant to be.” God, be our rest. In this world of broken shalom, You are the one who is constant. Whole. As things are meant to …