Helpful Tips for Planning Lessons and Carols Services

I over heard my first “holiday dread” conversation this week, in the grocery store check-out line. There seems to be a universal call for relaxing the pressures and social obligations that come with this time of year. However,  I would like to encourage you into the front lines with these few words: Your Christmas service can be the most important,…

Last Straws and Victory Dances

How does spending time in stillness with the art and music surrounding Jesus’ birth change us? How has it changed me? Looking back, I can see that these lessons of the incarnation have totally changed my Christian outlook on life. Discovering the importance of celebrating Christmas and learning how to make Jesus the reason for…

Deadlines and Miracle Workers

“Haven’t you ever longed for a deeper experience of Christmas, something more spiritual and a little less commercial? Perhaps you have always loved Christmas, but somewhere along the way it became so filled with obligations that you feel trapped, and you wish you could slow down and find simpler ways of celebrating the holiday. Wouldn’t…

Seeking New Horizons at Home: Part One

Have you ever felt envious of other’s good fortune? Or maybe longed for a different life? Perhaps you have become restless where you are, but no matter how hard you try to escape, God keeps you planted in that neighborhood? I must confess this has been my experience of late. And so, I find myself…

My Book

Jennifer Rundlett talks with David Hazard about her new book: My Dancing Day: reflections of the incarnation in art and music