There Was No Room

And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. – Luke 2:7

Mary and Joseph had traveled about 70 miles from their hometown of Nazareth to Bethlehem for the very untimely census – untimely because Mary was very pregnant.

She wasn’t at the (more…)

You First

Most of my readers are old enough to remember those awkward moments that come with the first declaration of love: “You first.” “No, you first.” From the beginning, both partners shy away from emotional risks. We humans are just frail like that.
We go through our lives in a mode of avoidance – avoiding risks, avoiding confrontation, avoiding anything that upsets our (more…)