Friday, December 30, 2011

Some of you really enjoyed it when I was reading and commenting on books. If you're interested, Ken has some book commentary at Children's Ministry Today and Tomorrow. He's currently actively involved in children's ministry.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Do you linger outside in the winter after dark? Imagine the sky lit up without fireworks or city lights, airplanes or satellites. Imagine the songs of angels filling the night time. Grander than a church choir, grander than the Mormon Tabernacle choir or the best choir in the world. And of course, you've never heard anything like it before because you work all the time and you're too poor to do anything else. And suddenly the sky is filled with music. And you go into town to see a new baby lying in a cow's manger in a cave or a barn filled with animals... you're used to being around animals but the's all about the baby...the baby lying there in the manger was just the beginning...

Did you ever consider going star gazing with your kids?

Have you ever literally let the path of a star in the sky lead you somewhere? Miles and miles through foreign countries? Think about it.

And those middle eastern wise men did follow that star. What did it cost to take such a trip? What would they have been doing if they had decided not to go? It was still all about that baby...and still, that baby lying there in that manger was just the beginning...