May this Christmas be for you and your family a rediscovery of sorts in light of an humble stable and simple manger. There has never been more ordinary Glory than the common birth of Jesus the Christ, King of kings and Lord of lords. “Christmas itself is by grace” (Buechner, “Whistling in the Dark”). As you press a seasonal pause on routine and carve out space from the rat race, gift yourself with honest reflection and ask the Lord of Glory to enable you to discern grace in your commonplace. On this holy day, I want to thank you for taking time to read these brief offerings that I pray serve to help you detect the face of God through the seemingly unremarkable moments that crowd our days. As I write, I also pray for those who will read my thoughts, and ask the Father to awaken each reader or at least alert them to what He is doing in and around them. Thank you for sharing this journey with me. May your Christmas Day be filled with glory!