On the Ninth Day of Christmas …

Happy ninth day of Christmas, Y’all@ On the ninth day of Christmas, Yahweh gives to us: a Feast. Have you feasted this Christmas season? Even without being able to gather with family and friends, did you make or order in a special meal? One of the things I miss most in this pandemic is beingContinue reading “On the Ninth Day of Christmas …”

On the Eighth Day of Christmas …

Happy eighth day of Christmas and New Year’s, Y’all! On the eighth day of Christmas, Yahweh gives to us: Love. You may be asking yourself, “Self, why did Mother Nancy throw Love in the middle, why not make it the first gift?” And my honest answer is, “I don’t know.” As I sat down toContinue reading “On the Eighth Day of Christmas …”

On the Seventh Day of Christmas …

Happy seventh day of Christmas, Y’all! And Happy New Year’s Eve. On the seventh day of Christmas, Yahweh gives to us: Compassion. I wrote a lot about compassion in the fall and winter of 2019 (you can check those out here). I felt compelled to offer up a different voice amidst the yelling and fistContinue reading “On the Seventh Day of Christmas …”

On the Sixth Day of Christmas

Happy sixth day of Christmas, y’all! We’re half way through the season of Christmas and I pray these posts are providing a way to help us all reflect on our relationship with God and how we can grow closer with God and each other as we follow Jesus into the coming year. I’d love toContinue reading “On the Sixth Day of Christmas”

On the Fifth Day of Christmas …

Happy Fifth Day of Christmas, y’all! I’m sorry this post is a day late. On the fifth day of Christmas, Yahweh gives to us: Grace. Grace is a gift freely given without condition. It is a gift unearned, unmerited, even undeserved. This is a difficult thing for us to accept in our culture that saysContinue reading “On the Fifth Day of Christmas …”

On the Fourth Day of Christmas …

On the Fourth Day of Christmas, Yahweh gives to us: A Teacher. On the fourth Day of Christmas, Yahweh gave to us: A Teacher. A wise teacher named Jesus. Not too long ago, I was in a book study in which we were discussing the spirituality of twelve step programs. For most every point made,Continue reading “On the Fourth Day of Christmas …”

On the Third Day of Christmas …

On the third day of Christmas, Yahweh gave to us: a Savior. We use the word savior a lot in ChurchLand, but just what are we being saved from? The short answer is “ourselves.” I always say that free will is the greatest and most dangerous gift God could give us. God could have createdContinue reading “On the Third Day of Christmas …”

On the Second Day of Christmas

On the second day of Christmas, Yahweh gave to us: Redemption. On the second day of Christmas, Yahweh gave to us redemption. It’s a fancy theology word we toss around in church circles but do we ever stop to consider what it actually means that God “redeems” us. Outside of theology circles, I bet mostContinue reading “On the Second Day of Christmas”

On the First Day of Christmas …

On the First Day of Christmas, Yahweh gave to us: Presence On the first day of Christmas, Yahweh gave to us: Presence. Not P-R-E-S-E-N-T-S but Emmanuel, God with us, divinely present with our humanness. This is the very thing that we celebrate at Christmas – God coming to us as the baby Jesus. Stop andContinue reading “On the First Day of Christmas …”