The joy of Christmas has already filled the Overstreet headquarters, as Anne and I read the Christmas story... Luke, Chapters 1 and 2... last night. And, once again, it was a whole new experience. This time I was especially impressed by the story of Zechariah, the the father of John the Baptist, who was a man of great insight. While he had to take a rather lengthy "time out" to ponder what God can do, he did -- upon comprehending the enormity of what was about to happen -- discern that the … [Read more...]
Merry Christmas to all who seek Him, all who have found Him, and all who don’t know what they’re missing.
Specials: Amy Wellborn – Vigilant. Adam Walter – literate. Chewbacca – full of Christmas spirit. Teachout – thirsty for music.
Open Book, Amy Wellborn's blog, continues to be an essential stop on my daily tour, for her relentless vigilance. Here's one of the recent highlights, regarding mainstream media and faith. Other blog entries worth noting: Adam Walter discovers the new Mark Helprin Web site. I visited Adam last night at the fine bookseller where he works and packaged up a couple of gifts for my wife while we chatted. In spite of my love for the movie world, I greatly envy anyone who gets to spend all day in … [Read more...]
My Christmas visit with family and friends in Portland, Oregon, was a time that humbled me and reminded me of just how generously God has filled my life with amazing people. … [Read more...]
My life would be empty without Christ, who has shown me what little of love and beauty I have seen, who has spoken to me what little of truth I have heard, who has forgiven what foolish things I have done, and who occasionally finds that he can do something, here and there, with my feeble capabilities. I'm taking the next three days off, giving my computer a rest and focusing on my wife and family, giving back to them a small fraction of what they've given me. As a wise songwriter once sang, … [Read more...]