Start by reading Isaiah 2:1-5 and Matthew 24:36-44
Now I want you to imagine a new world. But this isn’t a world that we often imagine at Christmas. We can get caught up in the snow-covered, pristine back country woodlands and fields, and we begin to lose what that world really might be. For so long we’ve idealized the Norman Rockwell version of Christmas that it’s hard to see might also be possible.
This first Sunday of Advent we lit the candle of Hope. What I want us to find this season is real, genuine hope. Begin to get at this from the song below. It’s from a Christmas album by Jason Gray, and hear the message. Continue reading Finding a Way
Start by reading Matthew 2:1-12, and Mark 12:41-44
As I’m writing this, we’ve only just started this new year. Unsurprisingly, this is also a time that’s full of folks wanting to do something new. We use this time of year to say that we are going to make changes, it’s an opportunity to make the changes that we’ve wanted to make for a while. For many of us, that means we make a commitment to lose those stubborn 5, 10, 20, or 80 pounds that just seem to hang on. The trick is to see if we can keep up with these changes over the long term. Continue reading Stewardship for a New World
This week, instead of doing a regular devotion for this week, I wanted to go over a few of the questions that I got asked last Sunday about Christmas that I couldn’t answer. I got stumped!!!! Continue reading Christmas Questions