Merry Christmas, dear ones…

Our Thanksgiving this year had to be rescheduled due to illness in the family. Once I realized that I had a completely unexpected, unscheduled day, I decided to watch Hallmark movies and wrap Christmas presents. I know, I know, Hallmark movies are sappy, but I still enjoy them!   Hallmark brings to mind greeting cards, right? We often include a …

Rags to Righteousness

It was Christmastime and I was thinking about the idea of Jesus in a manger, wrapped in swaddling clothes. It occurred to me that those clothes were, no doubt, rags. As I pondered this thought, I was reminded of the scripture Isaiah 64:6 that refers to our righteous acts being like “filthy rags” before God. Carried by this image, I began …