Monthly Archives: December 2013

Continued: Wonderland, The Matrix, and the Kingdom of God

In the 2010 movie version of Alice in Wonderland, the Red Queen held Wonderland captive when Alice arrived via rabbit hole. In this particular story, Alice visited Wonderland once before as a child. Now she was back, and according to … Continue reading

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Wonderland, The Matrix, and the Kingdom of God

I happen to like science fiction and fantasy. I am enthralled by the idea of time travel, alternate realities, and the existence of things that I don’t understand. I look at the heavens and I know there is more—a whole … Continue reading

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Martha, the Christmas Monkey, or Have a Mary Christmas

I have a love/hate relationship with the holidays. I love the songs, the sights, the smells, and the gatherings of friends and family. All those things make it feel like—well—like Christmas. It’s somewhat addictive. However, I hate the self-imposed, perfectionist … Continue reading

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Maranatha!

I’ve desperately needed Christ to show up this past year. Critically ill friends, tragedy, personal needs, and a desire for more of him have pushed me to wait on him in expectant hope through prayer. I need him to invade … Continue reading

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Waiting on Santa

I have childhood memories of waiting with my parents and siblings to hear the sound of sleigh bells on the roof. Each generation passed on to the next the excitement of “waiting.” I remember trying to stir excitement in my younger … Continue reading

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The Biggest Miracle of All

Me? Be it done unto me according to your word, Mary said. Agreeing to the plan revealed at the Annunciation, bore consequences. A virgin pregnancy, for instance. Parents and a fiancée who needed to be told. Shame to face. Questions … Continue reading

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The Annunciation

Luke 1:26-29 Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the descendants of David; and the virgin’s … Continue reading

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