It’s a quiet week. Kids are still home from school, and everyone is lounging around before we all rev up for New Year’s. At my house, most of the Christmas cookies have been eaten, and maybe today will be the day I get around to vacuuming the needles and papery bits off the family room … More The Joy of the Lord is… What?
One recent evening, Rob and I strolled through sparkling neighborhood streets, sipping hot chocolate, watching kids swarming over Santa in his sleigh. It was a perfect Christmasy evening. Then we caught sight- or should I say scent – of a tree lot in the yard of a huge old church. Lingering in the pines, we … More Advent: What This Is, Is a Birthday Party
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God… and the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. John 1:1, 14 Last week at church, Pastor Jeremy preached from Isaiah 7:14, which says that one of the names of Jesus would be Emmanuel, “God with us”. Jeremy … More Advent: Proximity in Relationships is a Thing
Now that we’re well into December, how’s it going for you? How’s the shopping, the wrapping, the cookie baking (and eating), the decorating? Will there be a point in which we will feel finished? On Christmas Day, will I be able to enjoy the fruits of my labor? Or will I still feel there was … More Advent: Comfort Ye My People