I can pinpoint the exact moment when I stumbled onto Christmas this year.
As usual, the moment wasn’t strung in lights or wrapped in shiny paper. I didn’t find it under a pre-lit tree, or on my iPod or out on the Information Superhighway.
Rather, I found Christmas 2009 just off a quiet country road near my home in Inwood, Ia.
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On this day when we celebrate Jesus’ birth, I am honored to serve as The Des Moines Register’s guest columnist. (Before moving to northwest Iowa, I was a political reporter for the newspaper.)
Might you join me over there as we explore finding Christmas in the unadorned places? Because it’s near gritty Iowa dirt, where I brush closest to Heaven.
Merry Christmas to each of you, dear friends. May you draw near to Him in the unadorned places today. He came to us simply. Might we humbly do the same?