Month: December 2009

Snow

Okay, this falls into the “so insignificant you probably shouldn’t waste time reading it” category, but an amazing thing has happened this year: it feels like Christmas!  And the only thing that has changed (other than my job, the state in which I live, the house in which I live, […]

Going Away

Mortality is a scary thing.  I’m not dying, but much of what I have written is.  As of December 31, almost every book I have written for Discipleship Resources is going out of print.  (The one exception is Vital Signs, but its days are numbered as well…)  Part of my […]

Do You Believe In Magic?

In the not too distant past I sat listening to a United Methodist clergyperson talk about the gifts of the Spirit — a topic in which I have great interest and long involvement.  I truly believe that we are imbued with gifts that transcend mere ability or interest.  These gifts enable […]

Reindeer Flu

Any unexpected December illness in our household growing up was referred to as reindeer flu… and I’ve got it.  Complete physical meltdown over the past 72 hours.  Fever, chills, explosive expulsions out every orifice, aches, pains, moaning, cough, congestion… you name it, I got it.  Now I am sitting in […]

Claus-trophobia

I noted with some fascination the annual terrorizing of little children by a loud, aggressive man in a red and white suit.  (yes, I mean Santa Claus)  This wonderful, jolly, happy icon of Christmas is supposedly the sweetest mythical human being on the face of the planet, yet many children are […]