Readers, I think we can all agree that we are in the midst of a deeply complicated season in our lives. What is even happening in our world? While I think it is imperative that we discuss the hard things and pray without ceasing, I believe our brains need an occasional reprieve for the sake […]
The perfect worship song to ring in a new year and to surrender the past year to Jesus for the glory of God in New Year’s Eve.
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 […]
Advent. My absolute favorite time of year. This is the time, the four weeks before Christmas, that we focus our hearts on Jesus and plan for the celebration of His birth. It is here! Joy to the World! The Lord is come! Let Earth receive her King. Let every heart prepare Him room! And […]
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 […]