Operation Christmas Child: After the Box

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – that is, shoebox packing time. This year alone, and estimated 11 million shoeboxes filled with candy, toys, school supplies, and toiletries will be collected and shipped to children around the world through Operation Christmas Child, a project of the international relief and evangelism organization, Samaritan’s Purse … More Operation Christmas Child: After the Box


Every year on Christmas Eve, while the commotion of eating dessert and catching up with cousins captivates most of the family, my mom interrupts to read Luke 2. When we were little, she draped us upstairs in colorful sheets and scarves to dress up like Mary, Joseph, the angels, and shepherds. Downstairs at my uncle’s … More Immanuel