Posts Tagged: Song of the Stars

Ten favorite picture books for Christmastime

Do you love Christmas stories as much as I do? What is it about a story? It’s a feeling, an image you can return to, year after year, when you’re little and when you’re grown. A picture book is a place to connect with the ones you love, to dream about years past or years… Read more »

The Time of Singing — the wonder of advent

It’s Advent – Time for singing! And carols! (And, if you’re a Brit, mince pies!) When the Angel told Mary that she would give birth to God’s baby boy, Mary’s response was to sing – the Magnificat. When the angels announced the news to the shepherds, they sang it out across the heavens. And when… Read more »

Chaos: an advent poem

Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing - Before Everything

In the beginning, before there was anything, God’s building block—from which he would make the entire universe—was… Nothing. Out of the Void The Abyss The Emptiness The Nothing God makes EVERYTHING. His other building block? Chaos. The Bible says God hovered over the chaos—over the disorder, the darkness, the confusion—and out of that makes the… Read more »

Jesus Storybook Bible advent ideas and giveaway

Have you noticed how Christmas is coming before Thanksgiving this year? Trees are up. Next to pumpkins. Should we put up some kind of pumpkin turkey thanksgiving tree? BUT, then again, you could say it’s Christmas all year long because God’s love doesn’t just come to us at Christmas. He’s loving us all day all… Read more »

dance of the trees, song of the stars

There seems to have been a competition in the parks around here lately between trees and lamp posts. Who is shining brighter? The trees are winning. They’ve been glowing here in New York. In fact, the trees also inspired me to write this little piece that was picked up by FoxNews (in case you haven’t… Read more »

“Song of the Stars”

“And high above a single star set in the highest heavens shone out brighter than all the others and poured down silver onto the little shed… ‘A Light to light up the whole world.’” Song of the Stars When Zondervan asked me to write a Christmas picture book, my first thought was (I’ll be honest)… Read more »

Advent: How Long, Lord?

“How long, Lord, must I call for help, but you do not listen? Or cry out to you, … but you do not save?” Habakkuk 1:2, “Your eyes are too pure to look on evil…” Habakkuk 1:13 Fighting, suffering, sickness, tears—all the things God hates most—are everywhere in our world. They’re in our own hearts,… Read more »