I was reading in Genesis 14 this morning, the story of early tribal warfare, if you will, where a bunch of kings teamed up together, fought and plundered some other kings, and essentially took Lot and all his household and animals with them. Abram did what would have been expected of family – he went… Continue reading Finding Ourselves in the Deep Sigh of Abram
Tag: Waiting on God
Looking into 2023
So here we are Christmas has come and gone, and while the decorations are still up, presents may still be strewn around the tree, and our bodies are still recovering from all the sugary treats, the days on the calendar still flip and life goes on. Tonight we celebrate 2022 taking its place in history.… Continue reading Looking into 2023
When you lose sight of things
I didn’t grow up doing much around lent. Throuhout the years, I’ve experienced a variety of traditions of how people observe the lenten season – from fasting on Fridays, to fasting from alcohol, desserts or other food, to adding in a new practice. This year I chose a specific Lenten devotional that focused on the… Continue reading When you lose sight of things
Zechariah & the Christmas Story
Every year when I unpack the Christmas decorations, there’s a devotional book on advent that I unpack as well. It’s called “God is in the Manger: Reflections on Advent and Christmas” by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. It’s a compilation of sermon notes, letters he wrote to his fiancé when he was in prison during WWII, and quotes… Continue reading Zechariah & the Christmas Story
Lamenting at Christmas?
I have found myself a bit more somber as of lately, and its been hard to know what to chalk it up to. Sure, 2020 has been interesting, to say the least. I think its more like a culmination of things, between the hard things I have watched our nation go through, the new (but… Continue reading Lamenting at Christmas?
My kids have always known me for someone who, if you put a bag of almond M&Ms in front of me, will easily eat the entire bag in one sitting. There is just something about the perfect balance of crunch and chocolate. So too, a good chocolate mousse, the kind you take one spoonful of… Continue reading That craving….
A lesson from Moses
I have always loved the book of Hebrews. Not long ago I was reading chapter 11 again, where the writer looks back at men and women in Israelite history that, in the author’s eyes, exhibited actions reflecting their faith in God’s bigger picture to restore humanity. It’s when the author talks about Moses that I… Continue reading A lesson from Moses
In with the new?
As believers, we might easily quote verses and pictures proclaiming “Beauty for Ashes”, holding to the image that God can bring anything good out of something hard. Or, we find encouragement in a song like “God’s not done with you” – clinging to the fact that our unfinished stories can still hold purpose and promise… Continue reading In with the new?
Me and Advent
I have been doing a lot of thinking this time of year, specifically paying attention to sermons on Advent. Admittedly, I have never really been one to focus on the meaning of Advent before… yet this year is different. This year, the lessons of Advent are speaking to me more than I have ever heard… Continue reading Me and Advent