A few years ago I preached a Christmas Eve message with a newborn in my arms. I wanted to just stand there and let that tiny incarnate parable preach all by herself; eyes closed and asleep in my arms, softly breathing, a sudden shudder, then a whimper turning into a cry and her eyes slowly opening to reveal eternity.
What began in 1939 as one radio program, in one language, broadcast on one radio station in Chicago, Illinois has grown to a multi-language, multi-media international outreach that touches millions of lives each year. (See earlier story in CC on October 13, 2014).Login to View
A show of works by artist Peter Reitsma entitled “Army of the Empty Handed” recently opened to the public at Flagship Gallery in Hamilton, Ontario. The paintings “speak of love, fear, devotion, loss and hope,” in the artist’s words.
Gifts are of no use if we keep them to ourselves; our spiritual gifts can’t be used in isolation. We need to use them to strengthen each other, to become communities bearing witness to Christ’s love. Giving is the expression of love.
When Joey woke up, he ran across the bedroom and pushed his sleepy face against the icy window. Oh, yes! It had snowed! With all his might he had wished for snow before he fell asleep, and now the bird feeder had a mountain of snow on the roof. He jumped up and down with joy!Login to View