Advent Reflections: Jesus the Forever King

Sometimes, this world can get really discouraging. Especially when it comes to politics.  It seems like, much of the time, the people who are in control either don't know what they are doing or don't care. Things continue to go downhill. Our leaders spend more time arguing with each other than actually taking action on … Continue reading Advent Reflections: Jesus the Forever King

From the Archives: 4 Ways to Avoid Holiday Letdown

This weekend, I'll be very busy Nutcracker-ing. (Is that a verb? It is now.) I'll return next week with a regularly scheduled post, but for now enjoy this holiday post I originally published in 2015.  Christmas is almost upon us, and if you're anything like me, you're getting very excited about it! But even as … Continue reading From the Archives: 4 Ways to Avoid Holiday Letdown

Advent Reflections, Part 2: Peace, Grace, Light

If you missed it: Part 1 (Wonder, Rest, Laughter) The season marches on. More and more gifts appear under the tree, goodies appear in the kitchen, lights twinkle on the bushes. Anticipation grows. But are we anticipating the right thing? Here are three more selections from The Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp to help you stay saturated in … Continue reading Advent Reflections, Part 2: Peace, Grace, Light

Advent Reflections, Part 1: Wonder, Rest, Laughter

As Christmas approaches, it can be easy to get caught up in the excitement, the hustle and bustle of preparation, without really thinking about what we are preparing for. We get excited about the season without getting excited about Christ, and that sucks any real meaning out of it. To combat this, I've been reading The Greatest … Continue reading Advent Reflections, Part 1: Wonder, Rest, Laughter