A Christmas Gift

This past week my author friend Kimberly Duffy asked a question on Instagram, “Did you get anything [for Christmas] you didn’t know you wanted but has proven to be the best thing?” I received one such gift that I thought fit Kim’s description. At first it was a...

Reflecting ‘His light’

by Donna Marie Berger The news cycle is 24 hours a day of unmitigated misery. We are constantly bombarded by negativity, hatred and disrespect. And, then comes a ‘random act of kindness’ that breaks through the darkness reflecting the light of God…. I have a dear...

Through It All

Dear Friends, That greatest love that was poured out for us so long ago unceasingly calls us to prepare our hearts for the Lord. Bing Crosby once crooned, “the secret of Christmas [is] not the things you do at Christmas time, but the Christmas things you do all year...

The pain and joy in waiting

It’s the first week of December, which means it’s officially socially acceptable to start stringing lights, donning your favorite seasonal sweater, and drinking hot chocolate by a fire. Or, if you’re like me, you began your dive into the ‘holiday spirit’ a little...

Advent Week Four: Make Your Heart a Manger

Christmas is the story of God’s unwavering love for us. There was no royal announcement or ticker tape parade on that first Christmas Day. God chose to enter this world in a chilly stable where farm animals dozed. Was His lowly birth in a stable the mistake of an...

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