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

Lessons from the Law: The Sacrificial System

Can you imagine having to kill an animal every time you sinned? Each angry word, impatient attitude, selfish action. Every time you worried. Every time a lustful thought, a jealous thought, a prideful thought entered your mind. Every time you put something else before God in your heart. One of the most prominent features of the … Continue reading Lessons from the Law: The Sacrificial System

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