Oh, dear friends. What a week. WHAT A WEEK. A few days ago we mentioned to our seven-year-old who was (understandably) saddened about the cancellation of, well, everything, that we are living in historic times. That someday his kids and grandkids will ask him where he was and what life was like during the coronavirus … More Into the Unknown
Daryl got on a plane yesterday. He’s headed to a conference in Chicago, one for pastors with PhDs (which I sometimes call his annual nerd-pile, but then again, “nerd” is a compliment in our house). He goes each year and we always miss him but love all the stories and energy he brings back. We … More Life in the Age of Coronavirus
* 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
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
“He ran that we might run.” * An Advent reflection on perseverance by Alicia Akins … More Perseverance * An Advent Reflection