Headlights shine like lanterns in the night as the tires glide into parking spots, leading us and inviting us in. Children hold the hands of mothers and grandmothers as they enter the expectant sanctuary. Friends introduce distant aunts and second cousins to the familiar church family as they slide quietly into the pew. It seems […]
As the Christmas season begins, we look at forgiveness as a way that we can prepare Him room in our hearts.
These weeks leading up to Christmas are all about preparing our hearts. Preparing our hearts for more of Him–this is Advent. Advent means “coming.” It is about looking back at His first coming, His birth in Bethlehem and looking forward to His second coming with great anticipation! The Messiah has come. He is Emmanuel, God […]
An Advent calendar doesn’t require fancy paper or a pretty system. You can jot a plan on notebook paper or scribble it down on the back of an envelope. Living a joyful life doesn’t require much money. It requires a heart willing to live this one life! There’s room at the table for those […]
Christmas is almost here, friends! This will be my only “gift guide” for 2016. As you are finishing up online shopping, I want to give a shout out to those presents that give back by meeting needs (i.e. clean water, meals, books, education) or by empowering others (i.e. creating jobs for those in poverty, providing […]