Advent Hope & Christmas Joy from all of us


L-R -  Jane, Lyn, AliceKerr, Tim, Cathy, Barbara, Jim & Ted


Something’s happening


They are starting to arrive...

Wrapped in plain brown paper, mostly grocery store shopping bags

inverted and converted

into protective covering for delivery.


Some arrive bound and sealed with enough tape to create suspicion. 

“What’s going on here?”


On the outside, plain and uninviting,

yet, on the inside, a gift, a surprise, an unexpected something.

Reminds me of something, no, someone, long ago, yet not so long ago.


Someone who with family and friends ducked under the border fences of His day,

snuck into the places He wasn’t supposed to be -

temples, palaces, hearts and minds of men and women –


and still does today.