Hiding Under Halloween’s Bushel

As another Halloween was drawing to a close, I sat alone with a depleted bowl of candy on our front porch, waiting for any remaining neighborhood children to come by. It was quiet, almost too quiet. As I surveyed our street, I counted 7 consecutive houses next to us that were completely dark. No porch lights, no sidewalk lights, and no light spilling out from the front windows.

Christmas music everywhere

One of my favorite aspects of Christmas is the music. I love Christmas music, spanning almost all generations and genres. Have you ever noticed how something about Christmas music allows Christian radio stations to play secular music (e.g., Jingle Bell Rock), and secular music stations to play overtly Christian music (e.g., Hark the Herald Angels […]

a growing appreciation

We’re in the midst of what is often referred to as Federal Holiday season. It’s a stretch of several months wherein there are multiple federal holidays. I won’t deny I enjoy the three day weekends. At the same time, having a break from the normal routine is enough to actually cause me to pay more […]