The Glorious Muddle
glimpses of grace in the messiness of life

December 22, 2020

Light in a Dark World

Continuing with the contrast of light and darkness, I’m repeating some old blog posts. This one is from 2018.

December is a month of waiting. If you’re young, you wait for Santa to come. If you’re a sun-seeker, you wait for the days to grow longer again. If you’re a Christ-follower, you wait for the coming (the advent) of the Christ child.

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December 18, 2020

Hope Even in the Darkness

I’ve always been interested in the contrast of light and darkness. As we draw nearer to the darkest day of the year, and the day the Light came to earth, I thought I’d repeat some old blog posts. This one is from 2017 but it is even more relevant today, in the midst of all the loss of 2020.

Advent is a time to wait. We wait, expectantly. We hope, even in the darkness. Especially in the darkness.

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December 9, 2020

Your First Christmas

I was slightly over a year old in this photo and only seven-weeks-old for my first Christmas.

Do you remember your first Christmas? Didn’t think so. I don’t, either. Not too many of us do.

I remember early ones, when my brother thought he heard Santa stomping around on our roof with his big boots and when we waited at the top of the stairs with my little cousins, eager to be allowed to come down on Christmas morning. And I remember the time I first started to question whether the Jolly Old Elf was real or not. But my first one? No.

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November 25, 2020

Growing Gratitude over Centuries

Photo by Marius Ciocirlan on Unsplash

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. It is the best of American traditions. We’ve been commemorating it since 1621; next year it will be exactly 400 years. By pausing to reflect on what we are thankful for, we come to realize how very blessed we are.

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November 16, 2020

Introducing . . . One Degree of Freedom!

Today my novel, One Degree of Freedom, has entered the world!

In this 14 minute video, I give a little of the story behind the story, plus I do a brief reading. Click here to watch the video, not on the photo above. Hope you enjoy!

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