To Us, A Child Was Born

At Christmas, of course, we’re celebrating the birth of a baby 2,000 years ago. A little boy named Jesus came into the world to save us from sin and evil and to teach us about the ultimate forgiveness. Thirteen years ago, a little baby boy named Chancellor Lee Adams came into the world. He could not...

I Am my Mother’s Child

Today marks two weeks since the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre. I am still emotionally raw; I can’t watch the news right now because every time they mention Sandy Hook Elementary my eyes well up with tears. This is Christmas time–it’s supposed to be a season of Joy! But how can I be so joyful when...

Psalm 25

The New American Bible entitles this psalm: “Confident Prayer for Forgiveness and Guidance.” Though he is a sinner and perhaps a bit worried about the sins of his youth, the psalmist relies on God’s love and willingness to forgive. He knows that the God of the covenant will always be faithful to the...

Remote Control

At age 91, my grandfather sometimes has trouble hitting the right buttons on his remote control, which can lead to some interesting programming selections. A few weeks ago, by way of shaky hands and faltering eyesight, he stumbled into EWTN. This might qualify as a minor miracle. Bill Scroggins grew up in...

Merry Christmas!

Well, it’s Christmas Day, and I’m still a few presents short. My Christmas cards will be late, and I have made no cookies. But you know what? It’s OK. It’s OK because, in spite of all that, it’s still Christmas. The past few weeks I’ve been listening to Christmas music to...

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