Every year, the pastor of our church brings the humorous, yet truthful, reminder that our home nativity scenes should not include the wisemen until after Christmas.
“Earth’s crammed with heaven, and every common bush afire with God. But only he who sees takes off his shoes; The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning Aurora Leigh, Book 7, 1857 “
Four years ago, I wrote a post about the struggle I experienced as I acknowledged that my oldest child was about to enter high school. http://stephaniejthompson.com/2012/07/13/as-my-child-grows-i-am-learning-to-surrender-control/ Disappointment surfaced as I began to realize that all of the dreams I had for him before he graduated from high school may not come to fruition… at least not […]
I love the connection between those whose lives are revealed in scripture and those of us walking the Earth today. Although I’ve read the ancient stories many times, the narratives of certain characters pop out at me during certain times in my life. Their humanity-the raw, imperfect, struggle for control, connects with me. As does their […]
My daughter will tell you that my tears come easily while watching a moving movie scene or video. Sometimes, the tears start before my brain has even grasped what emotion is coming forth. . It’s not just sad moments that turn on the faucets. Sometimes, it’s tears of joy. . A few weeks ago, a video […]
How do those “compassions” manifest themselves to us? In my last post, I wrote about God providing an endless supply of compassions. “We were not completely wiped out. His compassion is never limited.23 It is new every morning. His faithfulness is great.” (Lam.3:22-23, God’s Word Version) God’s compassions extend to us in many forms In May, Scott, […]