In the waiting: Do not forget his great faithfulness

Advent devotional

At the end of the year it can be easy to start focusing on the year to come. 2019 is only a few days away, after all, and it seems wise to start planning and thinking about what is to come. Especially, if you are in a time of waiting. It can be easier to … Continue reading In the waiting: Do not forget his great faithfulness

In the Waiting: Find strength in joy

In the waiting: find strength in joy Advent devotional

When the angel first appears to Mary her first reaction is not joy! In fact, one version of the account in Luke says she was “greatly troubled” and another says she was “thoroughly shaken.” The angel has to reassure her and tell her “not to be afraid.” In fact, the reaction from Mary followed this … Continue reading In the Waiting: Find strength in joy

In the waiting: slow down

In the waiting: slow down - advent devotionak

My youngest daughter decided she was going to read the bible. We suggested she start with the new testament, and after a short while reading she exclaimed, “there’s a lot of babies in this story.” She had been reading the gospel of Matthew which lists the lineage of Jesus. Starting from Abraham, through David, to … Continue reading In the waiting: slow down

Slow your Christmas: generously

‘One day to go’, so says the Christmas countdown that my youngest has been turning over religiously each morning. One day before the noise, and the mayhem, and the laughter, and the arguments, and the tears. Because Christmas does not magically make us exempt from those things. It is a day just like any other, … Continue reading Slow your Christmas: generously