As I write this, Jack is dying in the hospice wing on the third floor of a nursing home in town.
The tree farm I grew up on reminds me that joy and sorrow often mingle, especially during the holidays.
Cindy Verbeek, a Christian Reformed deacon in British Columbia, is project manager for an A Rocha nature center renovation that received a $105,000 grant.
Sometimes it’s hard to get into the Christmas spirit. Our culture tends to idealize the idea of Christmas. We imagine perfectly delightful, conflict-free gatherings of extended family. We visualize giving thoughtful gifts, while receiving just what we wanted.
Wondering what to do for worship and preaching on January 1, 2023?
What songs should I include?
I'll get us started with an unexpected addition from my favorite new artist.