As we draw closer to Christmas, I am absolutely honored to be a guest blogger for my friend Barbara Latta. It's called "What are you pondering during this Advent season?" and focuses on the verse from the Christmas story that says: But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. (Luke… Continue reading Pondering things during Advent season
December has rolled around and we’ve entered Advent, the weeks of waiting and preparation before we celebrate Jesus’ birth at Christmas. I had every intention of writing a post for each week of Advent, but none of my ideas found their way from my head to my keyboard. Fortunately, I have friends whose posts will… Continue reading Waiting through the weeks of Advent
Years ago, one of our former pastors would invite people in the congregation to help write an Advent devotional book that we could use together as a church family. He mapped out the Scripture readings and let us write whatever came to mind. Entries were written by teenagers, retirees, and everyone in between. I found… Continue reading Being big enough to humble ourselves
This is the first week of Advent, the four weeks leading up to Christmas when we prepare to celebrate God’s gift to us in Jesus and prepare ourselves to receive that gift. It can also be a good time for us to think about what we can give God in return – not because we’re… Continue reading What can I give God during Advent?