The Wonder of a Child…

This week I am reminded to approach Christmas like a child. My young grandson came to visit for the day. He is filled with contagious wonder. Everything is new as he takes such pleasure in learning how things works. With the house newly decorated for Christmas, he went on a self-guided tour, pointing out each new thing. When he came to the lego nativity, I wondered if he was too young to play with the small pieces. No. He approached it with his usual gentle wonder, picking up the pieces one by one, looking at me, smiling. He brought me… Read More

Emmanuel, God with us

‘Speak LORD, for your servant is listening.’ Open the eyes of my heart to see your beauty. Open the ears of my mind to hear your voice. Fill me with your goodness,  your loving presence, with grace and truth. Here I am LORD, waiting, open,  yearning for the advent of You. Valerie Sjodin “So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness.” John 1:14 NLT This Christmas season I am filled with gratitude for the Presence and Power of the Holy Spirit. God is at work and has invited each… Read More