Ponderings of a daughter

Does Santa receive gifts? December 21, 2017 / ponderingsofadaughter Santa Claus could be considered, particularly by children, as one of the ultimate gift givers. I mean, who else do you know who delivers so many presents year after year? But I wonder whether the man in red ever receives gifts. When was the last time you…

Ponderings of a daughter

The other side to Christmas December 12, 2017 / ponderingsofadaughter Christmas is normally viewed as a happy and positive time, one filled with hope, peace, joy and love. But this isn’t the way that everyone gets to experience the season. And even the biblical story of Christmas has another side to it. Matthew 2:13-18 reads, When…

Ponderings of a daughter

Love came down at Christmas? December 4, 2017 / ponderingsofadaughter A sermon that I preached at my church last night… My instructions for this week were to preach on the topic of ‘love’, with the suggestion that it might be good to connect it to some part of the Christmas story given that we are now,…

Ponderings of a daughter

Pocketful of faith…in myself November 30, 2017 / ponderingsofadaughter I’ve written about the song ‘Pocketful of Faith’ before. This past weekend it came up for me again, and I’ve been listening to or thinking about it a couple of times a day since. This morning I was thinking again about what the phrase ‘pocketful of faith’…