Where were you one year ago? Can you remember back that far, to Christmas Eve 2019? I can recall where my family and I were last year quite vividly. The whole family was in the Honda Pilot making the last push of the drive to Orlando. Thanks to the generosity of my in-laws, our family […]

A Sunday ritual for the Love family is to enjoy the newest episode of NPR’s “Ask Me Another” as we drive to church. This past Sunday, one of the guests was musician Andrew Bird, who was on promoting his new Christmas album, Hark! (heads up, it’s spectacular). At one point in the conversation, Bird and […]

Years and years ago, I was in a band with some friends of mine. We weren’t great; we weren’t bad–but we wrote a few good tunes and had a ton of fun. One weekend, though I don’t think we had a gig nearby, we took a trip to back to our singer’s home, crashing on […]

I mentioned in a post a while back that I’ve been leaning into more intentional disciplines of prayer over the last few years. As much as it pains me to admit, I spent a good deal of years as a believer in Christ with a very sporadic prayer life, one that was akin to the […]

I have a friend who has spent the last few years working on a book project. It’s not been out long, but it definitely feels like it’s been a long time that my friend, Zach, has been working on it. He’s an academic, so the book is academic in nature, and the topic is not […]

And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me–holy is his name. His mercy extends to those who […]

I don’t know that this is unique to me, but in the era in which I grew up, it seemed pretty common to hear folks claim with unabashed certainty we were living squarely in the “end times,” that the return of Jesus Christ had to be shortly forthcoming–to know this, one just had to match […]

Every so often, I’ll run across a story about celebrity memorabilia and the prices that such items fetch when they go to auction. Just last year, a Victor Edelstein dress, the one made famous in pictures of Princess Diana and John Travolta dancing at a White House gala, went for just under $350,000 dollars. Earlier […]

I have a drawer in my office at the primary school where I work that is filled with most of the things students have brought me. In three years, I’ve nearly filled this drawer with countless drawings, notes, cards, and other items they bring as gifts. If I’ve learned anything from a few years working […]

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the […]