Contributed on Dec 1, 2002
A poetic, impressionistic rendering of Matthew’s genealogy of Jesus, presented by two readers in dialogue
Every day is unique, every time is new. Never before have these same things happened, never again will this moment come. But the one who made this day, the one who is ever new, knows this moment. And knew that moment in which all things would be fulfilled. Each day is a gift. And ...read more
Contributed on Dec 8, 2002
Joseph thought he knew what he wanted: freedom from embarassment, a normal life, a few friends to support him. But in listening to the Spirit he found that what he really wanted was to love and to be loved, to be significant, and to be understood by God.
What do you want for Christmas? I hope there’s somebody in your life who is asking that question. I am not one of those curmudgeons who thinks we should do away with giving gifts at Christmas. Yes, it gets out of hand. And yes, it’s all very commercial. But still, gift-giving is a ...read more
Contributed on Dec 15, 2002
There are only two motives for prayer: fear and hope. If you pray and live in fear, you will live a lie and deny God, and you will become destructive. But if you pray and live in fear, you will find satisfaction and will become a life-giver.
God answers prayer. Let there be no doubt about that. God answers prayer. God responds to what His people ask. So it has often been said that you had better be careful what you pray for, because you just might get it! There is something awesome, something even dangerous about ...read more