• Christmas is Cancelled – Or Is It?

    When the word came down last week from the government officials in our province that all indoor and outdoor gatherings are prohibited until January it was a tough blow.  Any hope of having some kind of Christmas celebration dissipated and sadness set in.  No festive dinners.  No Christmas carol singing in church.  No family gatherings.  No trips to see loved ones. At times like these it is extremely easy to have negative thoughts settle in and take root.  Like dandelion seeds blowing in the wind and creating new weeds everywhere, these negative images permeate lots of what we do and think if we let them. I challenge you, my readers,…

  • Epiphany

    It was a long, arduous journey but an important one to these men who studied the stars.  They had seen the star proclaiming Jesus’ birth and knew a grand event had happened.  Excitement loomed as they got closer to the place where the star rested overhead.  Their brief stop with Herod in Jerusalem was of no assistance as He knew nothing of this great event that had happened right at his doorstep. Not much is truly known about the wise men.  Were they pagans like most in the eastern lands of their origin?  Were they remnants of the Jews who had been exiled in the east?  The Bible doesn’t specifically…