Triumph

Against odds spring’s first sign comes winter’s coldest day. Against odds this delicate bloom breaks earth’s strong barrier. Against odds pure, white light shoves the darkness away. Against odds spring cannot come without enduring winter’s cold. Against odds she, like me, was created for this. Marit Krueger has lived in the Seattle area all her…

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Your “Fear Not!” Invitation

Whenever I approach the story of baby Jesus’ arrival on earth, I see something new. This year, it’s been the role of angels; the Christmas story is full of angelic visitations and the first thing they always say is, “Fear not!” The angel Gabriel comes to Mary in Luke 1:30, the angel of the Lord appears to Joseph in a…

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