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Clapham Blog

The Triune God Loves Me—This I Know, for the Cross and Tomb Tell Me So

“Jesus loves me, this I know.” This profound truth (and, yes, it is both profound and true) often feels nearer to my heart now—as the snow melts, jelly beans are stashed in the pantry, and pastel-colored shirts temporarily enter my wardrobe—than...

Cozy Connection during Covid: How to Grow Together during Quarantine

So here we are a year into a global pandemic. On one hand we feel like congratulating ourselves on all the adjustments we've made: hygiene OCD, mask wearing, staying home, NOT doing all the things. And this year that probably means not doing...

Ushering in 2021 — A New Year of Hope and Expectation

Saying goodbye is almost always difficult — and often comes with tears and regrets.  Saying goodbye, knowing you will never return to the same place, the same moment, perhaps the same people, can be heart wrenching and unbearable.  But in saying...

The Gift

It's just a few shopping days until Christmas. If you are like my mother-in-law, all your Christmas shopping is done and dusted, complete with bows, all prior to roasting your turkey for Thanksgiving. If you are like me...well, thank God and Jeff...

Christmas Concert Video

Last week Clapham School released the Christmas Concert video to members of our community. In case you missed the video, we are releasing it here on our blog. We hope that this Christmas Concert brings joy to you and your family during this...

The Roman Soldier at the Cross

During the crucifixion accounts in the Gospels, Roman soldiers play a prominent role. For the most part, they are crude people merely there to do their jobs, which are, in this case, to kill someone.

Valentine’s Day: Moving from Cupids and Cards to Agape Love

 

In some ways, Valentine's Day feels like a Hallmark holiday if ever there was one… a convenient excuse for stores to sell cards, flowers, and chocolates. In reality, the holiday dates far back, with origins centuries old. Formal 'Valentine'...

The Sheep

Terrible twos or terrific twos? In “Manger Scene Mishap,” a viral video of a children’s Christmas program, a two-year-old girl dressed as a sheep upsets the live nativity scene by taking the doll out of the manger … twice.