Curated links for your weekend reading:
The bills were paid and there was no money for anything else. I am sure we would have been able to acquire a tree. They were so much cheaper then. But there was no money for either of us to get anything for each other. No money allowing us to dive into the usual celebrations.
How do we celebrate the birth of Christ when nothing around us feels celebratory?
The virgin birth is part of what Christians have believed in all times and in all places, and it is a key element in what it means for the incarnation to be “for us and for salvation.”
If bodies and physical spaces are really means by which we attempt to encounter God on earth, something immeasurable is lost when worship goes virtual.
The true Christmas spirit is service and humility.