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Carpenter’s Corner: Fresh start

The stage had been set, in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth fantasy “The fellowship of the ring”, as the shire prepared to celebrate Bilbo’s 111th...
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Carpenter’s Corner: Faith in a bottle

I love the idea of sending a message in a bottle. I have al­ways wanted to write something on a piece of plain white...

Thought for the week: Our Joy is full

Today is a day to celebrate new birth, new life and new joy into our lives. Jesus said: “I have said these things to...
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Carpenter’s Corner: Christmas promise

Christmas time, for most peo­ple, is one of the most festive, colorful and happiest seasons of them all. However, for oth­ers, Christmas can be...
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Carpenter’s Corner: Songs of Christmas

Don’t you just love Christmas with all the colored lights, joy­ous songs, presents and pageant­ry that surround the announce­ment of the Messiah’s birth? The...

Thought for the Week: Peace on earth

“In the hustle, bustle of the season don’t forget the reason it’s here” is a line from one of my favorite Christmas songs. I...
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Carpenter’s Corner: Peace and goodwill

Driving down Alpine Boule­vard last night, I was pleasantly surprised to see many businesses adorned with colored Christ­mas lights. It was as if by...

Thought for the Week: Bringing light to the world

As we approach this sacred Christmas season let’s do so with conscious intention to feel, know and experience once again the true meaning and...
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Carpenter’s Corner: Hard hearts

The rain had slowed down a bit as patches of blue sky floated by behind clouds that dappled the crisp Jerusalem morning air. It...

Thought for the Week: A grateful heart

As we exhibit heartfelt grat­itude our lives are blessed with grace. And what a joy it is to live under the grace of God....