The JOY of Advent.

“He’s here.” Can you just imagine the wonder in Mary’s voice as her firstborn son emerged from her womb and she held him at her breast for the first time? ¬†Don’t you think the sounds around them faded into the background and all she heard was the thumping of her own heart and the still-wet … More The JOY of Advent.

The Peace of Advent

Mary’s relationship with her cousin, Elizabeth has been a source of fascination for me as Christmas nears. God provided much-needed community for the mother of Christ in Elizabeth, someone…the only one…who could begin to relate to what Mary had been chosen to walk though. As I tried to imagine their conversations, whispered by firelight after … More The Peace of Advent

A Simple Advent

We began today, though it doesn’t “officially” start until December first. ¬†But I know me, and I know us. ¬†Life happens, schedules get tight, and we struggle to finish what we start whether it be a devotional, project, or “school” book. I’ve purchased many advent devotionals over the years, bought every “memorable” ornament, tree, and … More A Simple Advent

Spring Emerging: Finding reassurance in God’s faithfulness.

Every year, as Summer heat beats down and yet another plant dies from lack of water (because by August I stink at gardening), I vehemently declare that Autumn is my favorite. ¬†Cooler temps, sweaters and jeans, hot chocolate with marshmallows…and the Autumn leaves. ¬†Simply beautiful in every way. But then Winter comes. ¬†At first it’s … More Spring Emerging: Finding reassurance in God’s faithfulness.

Eyes forward.

And he who was seated on the throne said, ‚ÄúBehold, I am making all things new.‚ÄĚ ¬† Revelation 21:5 In the crazy of moving during this, the most¬†busy wonderful time of the year, I have struggled to keep my sacred mornings with the Lord.¬† In fact, four days before we moved my desk got packed … More Eyes forward.