Don’t Miss Christmas

Gina Butz Christmas, faith 3 Comments

It was hard to feel like it was Christmastime when we first lived overseas. I found it most consistently at IKEA, where I could enjoy Christmas music while pondering the Swedes and their space efficient ways. A bank near us put out a sad, fake, sparkly tree one year. They left it up all year, so then it just became …

Self

Gina Butz faith 0 Comments

“If thou could’st empty all thyself of self like to a shell dishabited then might he find thee on the ocean shelf and say, ‘This is no dead’ and fill thee with Himself instead. But thou art all replete with very thou and hast such shrewd activity that when He comes, He says, ‘This is enow unto itself, ’twere better …