“Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her hard service has been completed, that her…
Subversion: Christ the King Sunday
Perhaps this is the real significance of Christ the King Sunday. It is an opportunity to look at what has been ruling over us in every aspect of our lives. It is an opportunity to dethrone the Caesars of today, allowing Christ the King to reign in their stead.
Elizabeth Glass Turner ~ Reveal
Our world needs to be new again: reborn, pressed against the chest of its Creator. Do galaxies have a newborn smell? Do subatomic particles dance with the hard-to-predict movements of a newborn’s kicking legs? In the youth of the world, did the trees yawn the contented sigh of a just-nursed newborn?
Michelle Bauer ~ Finding Joy and Peace this Christmas Week
Christmas is almost here! Thinking backing over the last few weeks, when have you felt the most peaceful? When have you felt the most stress or anxiety? As you think ahead to the coming week, what are you looking forward to? What, if anything, are you dreading? Offer those things into God’s care.
Michelle Bauer ~ Celebrating Advent as a Family: Las Posadas
Many families enjoy re-telling the events that happened around the time that someone was born – the mad dash to the hospital, nervous pacing…
Edgar Bazan ~ Emmanuel: God Wants to Be With Us
Christmas is around the corner, and for the Christian church this is the beginning of the Advent season. Advent is a season when we…
Priscilla Hammond ~ Living a Life of Advent Light: When a Wreath Is More Than a Wreath
Many churches are currently setting up Advent wreaths to mark the weeks leading up to Christmas. The four candles that encircle the wreath illuminate…
Suzanne Nicholson ~ Let’s Not Pretend Our Vision is 20/20
The problem with assuming we know the details is that often reality differs significantly. Then it becomes easy to question our calling.
Michelle Manuel ~ For Unto Us: Acquainted with Hope
When the eyes of our hearts are enlightened, we are able to see that God is at work.
Aaron Perry ~ He’s on His Way
The things that are meant to point us to God—family, community, food, presents, love, feasting—can take the focus, instead of pointing us to God, they can take the place of God.