141. Hear…the sound of abundance

[Christmas 2018] I wonder whether we hear anything these days.  When I was growing up my father taught me that ignoring people is bad manners.  I had to look someone in the eye while that person was talking to me.  It was almost like rejection or at least grave insult when you did not greet…

102. Have yourself a miracle – it is time.

Therefore, behold, I will again do a marvelous work Among this people, A marvelous work and a wonder. (Isaiah 29:14) The festive days are now much closer. We need to do some things – pack to travel, prepare for guests, shop the fridge full, pick up the turkey or whatever your fare may comprise. Christmas is…

101. Are you ready for December?

I am writing this piece in the first days of December and somehow it is like it always is. The month is well on its way before I could realize and relish this month of festivities. I have written on the traditions of Christmas in previous Pebbles pieces. Here is a quote from number 31;…

56. A baby and a dragon – really?

We live in the age of fantasy stories. I sometimes get the impression the filmmakers are enjoying themselves even more than their audiences, who travel into magical and mysterious worlds with life-like characters appearing real. The discussions around the latest idiosyncrasies of authors and directors, sound bizarre and outlandish. It is a weird world created…

Christmas Pebble – December 2015

Dear Pebble pals, It is the time of year, which nobody can ignore, whether you find yourself in circumstances you wish for or in a place of struggle and heartache. God is mighty and has done great things. He will do it for you. That is the core message of Christmas. Sing the ancient song…

31. It has begun… look up and take hold.

The unspoken, universal announcement has been made. The lights are up, the decoration-plans executed. Retail and wholesale are ready for the harvest and their advertising campaigns spell out the demands of the season. Headaches over gifts and travel plans are painful and real and emphasize the heavy, hurting burden of the so-called time of joy…

12. Let there be light!

Only One has ever said: I am the Light of the world. Out of timeless darkness and disorder came the voice of Almighty God – Elohim. A world emerged – bold and big and beautiful to the applause and admiration of heaven’s hosts. As the foundations of the earth arose to its mighty measurements angels…