Prepare him room in your joy

Joy to the world, the Lord has comeLet earth receive her kingLet every heart prepare him room We sang this hymn this morning at church, these beautiful words that I have been basing my devotions on this advent. And once more I was struck by the fact that we need to prepare room in our … Continue reading Prepare him room in your joy

Prepare him room in your comfort

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Perth is experiencing a string of days over 40C. It is hot, and people are uncomfortable. When I say people, I mean me.And when I say uncomfortable, I mean after I have left my air conditioned house and driven in my air conditioned car to my kids school, I have to walk for a minute … Continue reading Prepare him room in your comfort

Prepare him room in your attention

Recently I went to see the movie Last Christmas, because Christmas, romcom, and George Michael (what more could a girl want?!) In true romcom style it shows the courtship of a young couple, Tom and Kate. And all through the movie Tom is encouraging Kate to 'look up'. When she does, she notices the whimsy … Continue reading Prepare him room in your attention

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