Christmas 2020: The Light of the World

Image by Arek Socha from Pixabay Christmas – The Light of the World Say aloud together: Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” Light all the candles: We light these candles to celebrate Jesus, who comes into the … Continue reading Christmas 2020: The Light of the World

Advent 4: The Light of Joy

Photo by Jill Wellington from Pixabay Week 4 – The Light of JoyDecember 20-23 Say aloud together: Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” Light four candles: We light these candles to celebrate Jesus, who comes into the … Continue reading Advent 4: The Light of Joy

Advent 2: The Light of Life

tree of life by Please Don't sell My Artwork AS IS from Pixabay Week 2 – The Light of LifeDecember 6-12 Say aloud together: Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” Light two candles (purple): We light these … Continue reading Advent 2: The Light of Life

Living Under Hope’s Roof

The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof. ― Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams As Guy handed me the bouquet of tightly curled, … Continue reading Living Under Hope’s Roof

Waiting: Advent 2020

The global experiences of this unusual year have changed the way we express ourselves. So much so that the publishers of the Oxford English Dictionary couldn't choose just one Word of the Year for 2020. While pandemic and Coronavirus are obvious, look at others that rose to the top: Blursday (the blurry sameness of everyday); … Continue reading Waiting: Advent 2020

Advent 4: Stand Firm (2019)

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve. How are you doing in the whirl and swirl of holiday preparations? Our tree is up, lit, and half-decorated. I was at work when Guy and Q15 got that much done; C21 still has his box of decorations to add, if he gets around to it. The mantle is decorated, but … Continue reading Advent 4: Stand Firm (2019)

Advent 2: Be Content (2019)

Get a modest place and be content there... Mark 6:10 Jesus invites us to be content, an invitation we struggle to receive. The focus of Advent is our longing for the Savior, but instead we make it about longing for the perfect gifts. Santa may be making a list and checking it twice, but we … Continue reading Advent 2: Be Content (2019)

Advent 1: Follow Me (2019)

Come, follow me...and I will send you out to fish for people. Mark 1:17 Today is the first Sunday of Advent, the church season in which we remember our longing for the arrival of the Messiah. My friend The Creative Resource and I have created a set of devotional cards you can use in any … Continue reading Advent 1: Follow Me (2019)

Advent 2018 Wk4 – Worship

Too often we think Worship = Going to Church. We hustle-bustle out the door. We sit, stand, sing, shake hands in the pews, listen. We greet our neighbors and head home, worship-job done. That's too narrow. Worship = recognizing and reflecting back to God His incredible worth, to love Him and love our neighbor with … Continue reading Advent 2018 Wk4 – Worship

Advent 2018 Wk3 – Faith

The year C20 had his first birthday, Guy and I both turned 30 a few weeks before and after. Our birthdays span November to January so Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's got wrapped up in the fun. We created a list of small celebrations we could enjoy each day during those eight weeks, simple activities … Continue reading Advent 2018 Wk3 – Faith