Mary, Did You Wonder?

In the past couple weeks I have been feeding, swaddling and cuddling an infant. And I have thought about Mary. The account in Luke tells about the angel’s appearance and promise “You shall call his name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God… Continue reading Mary, Did You Wonder?

Where the Reindeer Run Free

This past summer my husband and I traveled to Finland. We visited the village where my grandmother grew up, north of the artic circle. We enjoyed seeing the pristine forests, rivers and lakes. And we saw reindeer roaming freely. They graze in the forests, fields and even in yards adjacent to cabins. The lichen growing… Continue reading Where the Reindeer Run Free

Advent and the Family

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son . . . John 3:16 As I think about Christmas and God’s great gift to us, I find it meaningful that Jesus came to a family. He came as an infant to Mary and Joseph, to the family unit. From the beginning, starting… Continue reading Advent and the Family

Draw Near to the Savior

The Bluebird Café and Bookstore is a charming shop, located on Main Street in Hutchinson, Kansas. Whenever I visit my daughter we make a trip to this bookstore. As I walked through the aisles this time a colorful picture book caught my eye. Christmas in the Barn  was  written by Margaret Wise Brown.   My… Continue reading Draw Near to the Savior