Celebrating the Birth of Jesus

Photo and Commentary ©2017 by Bev Riter Sunday, December 17, 2017 Our visit to Bethlehem to see the place where it’s thought Jesus was born was really special to me. When the original Church of Nativity in Bethlehem was destroyed, the current church was built on that...

The Shadow of a Cross

Photo and Commentary ©2017 by Maylan Schurch Sabbath, December 16, 2017 This past Sunday, as Shelley and I took a walk through our neighborhood, she was the first to notice this cross-shaped shadow. No, we weren’t walking near a church—this “cross” was planted in a...

Stone Covenant

Photo and Commentary ©2017 by Maylan Schurch Friday, December 15, 2017 Thursday of this week, as I returned from our cul-de-sac’s mailbox across the street, I noticed this little zip-locked plastic bag. Inside was a folded paper prepared by a housekeeping service,...

Different Ways

Photo and Commentary ©2017 by Russell Jurgensen Thursday, December 14, 2017 An interesting question was asked of me last year. “Do Adventists celebrate Christmas?” They pointed out this web site:...

To An Unknown God

Photo and Commentary ©2017 by Darren Milam Wednesday, December 13, 2017 Doesn’t that sound horribly depressing? To acknowledge a god (lowercase) yet not know whom you are addressing? It’s like talking to an “invisible friend” fully knowing they aren’t...

Deceptive Pathway

Photo and Commentary ©2017 by Robert Howson Tuesday, December 12, 2017 It way obviously an autumn day, for fallen leaves had nearly obliterated what had once been indicators clearly marking the edges of the trail. But that was fine; it made the gravel path softer to...