Advent 2019: Peace

Last year I wrote a post for each week of Advent. As I’ve reread these articles they have reminded me of truths that have fallen to the back of my mind and heart in the 365 days since I first wrote/read them. I want to share them with you again this year. I hope they meet … Continue reading Advent 2019: Peace

Advent 2019: Hope

2019 is coming to a close and yet the church calendar is just starting. Advent is the beginning of the liturgical year; we wait expectantly for the Christ-child to arrive in the manger as we also long for the return of Jesus. Last year I wrote a post for each week of Advent. As I’ve reread … Continue reading Advent 2019: Hope

Advent Devotions: Love

When I was in junior high school I began going on mission trips each summer to New Orleans. Our youth group would break up into teams and lead backyard Bible clubs in neighborhood parks. We always carried Evangecubes—an interactive tract—with us. One day I was sitting at the bottom of a slide with a little … Continue reading Advent Devotions: Love

little specs of light

I wrote a blog post last week and then didn’t publish it. Everything felt too raw and uncertain. To be honest everything still feels a little raw and uncertain, but I’ve found that when I speak things out into the open they tend to get less scary and I tend to feel less alone. I’ve … Continue reading little specs of light