Originally published May 12, 2016. How often do you feel afraid? Back in college I played hockey, rock climbed, and regularly took solo trips to less-than-stellar neighborhoods. I knew how to take a hit on the ice rink. I rarely looked over my shoulder downtown. I loved the exhilaration of finishing a tough lead climb–of almost … More God’s 911 * 10 Minute Devotional
* Arrival * An Advent Reflection by Courtney Ellis My parents always say they don’t sleep well unless all of their babies are under their roof. Never mind that their “babies” are all now in their 30s, as a parent myself I can absolutely understand this sentiment. Many of us, most of us leave home. … More Arrival * An Advent Reflection
A gorgeous, heartbreaking drama in five acts.
An Advent reflection on love by Christopher Upham … More Love * An Advent Reflection
I felt exhaustion and relief that the process was over, and terror that it had just begun. * An Advent Reflection on birth by Bethany Beams … More Birth * An Advent Reflection
“The trouble with silence and stillness is that we might just hear from God.”
An Advent reflection on trust by Joel Erickson. … More Trust * An Advent Reflection
What do the GOOD paper towels have to do with the love of God? Turns out, a whole lot. * An Advent reflection on gifts by Bethany Erickson … More Gift * An Advent Reflection
Healing * An Advent Reflection by Sarah Sanderson “For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all nations: a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel.” …Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother, “…And a sword will pierce your … More Healing * An Advent Reflection
The devastating legacy of slavery, and the God who breaks all chains. * An Advent reflection on freedom by Andi Cumbo-Floyd … More Freedom * An Advent Reflection
Peace * An Advent reflection by Chara Donahue “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? I will come again and will take you … More Peace * An Advent Reflection
From the manger to the stormy sea.
An Advent reflection on exhaustion by Paul J. Pastor. … More Exhaustion: An Advent Reflection