Advent: Christmas Day- When It Isn’t What You Were Hoping For

And when his parents saw him, they were astonished. And his mother said to him, "Son, why have you treated us so? Behold, your father and I have been searching for you in great distress." And he said to them, "Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in… Continue reading Advent: Christmas Day- When It Isn’t What You Were Hoping For

Advent Day 20: Waiting For God

Save me, O God!  For the waters have come up to my neck.  I sink in deep mire, where there is no foothold; I have come into deep waters, and the flood sweeps over me.  I am weary with my crying out; my throat is parched.  My eyes grow dim with waiting for my God.… Continue reading Advent Day 20: Waiting For God

Advent Day 12: A Light for Those Other People

I almost went to bed without posting this.  It usually takes me mulling over a passage all day before the light breaks through and I get an "Ah-ha" moment of clarity and excitement that makes sharing it possible.Tonight the ah-ha hit while I was tucking my youngest in bed. The three sections of Luke's narrative on… Continue reading Advent Day 12: A Light for Those Other People

Advent: 24 Days of Looking to the Light of the World

Christmas is a very special time for me personally. My history of personal trials and having a baby boy at Christmastime nearly 12 years ago has changed Christmas for me forever. Every year since then, Christmas has been not a day, but days of worship and meditation leading up to the 25th of December and… Continue reading Advent: 24 Days of Looking to the Light of the World