Christmas Eve: Our Light Has Come

Every Sunday this month we lit a new Advent candle in our morning service. Each candle represented a different facet of the Good News of Christmas: HOPE, FAITH, JOY and LOVE. Through Scripture reading on Sundays and reflections on this blog, we spent time renewing our...

Fourth Sunday of Advent: Love is Here

By Fiona, age 5 Hi, my name is Fiona. We are all counting up to the day Jesus comes. This week’s candle is Love. God’s son is coming. We celebrate Jesus’s birth but guess what! He is already here! But we just celebrate that Jesus came into our lives....

The Radiance of God’s Glory

By Jackie Bailey Because of what he has suffered, God says…my righteous servant will make it possible for many to be counted righteous, for he will bear all their sins.  I will give him the honor of one who is mighty and great because he bore the sins of mankind....

Third Sunday of Advent: Good News of Great Joy

I bring you good news of great joy! Early on in Genesis, we see how the creation that God loved so fully fell so quickly. Just pages into the story we were in need of His total rescue. On the one hand, it seems like the Father was slow to act. He did not bring about...

Waiting for Restoration

Every day my children move from one imaginative endeavor to the next, transforming junk mail and paint, or old blankets and empty boxes into works of art. The sheer pleasure they take in reimagining purpose for my discarded scraps deepens my love for the generous,...

Second Sunday of Advent: Faith in the Invisible

Growing up, my favorite game was hide-and-seek, especially the hiding part. I remember one time, I discovered a hiding place so clever that at the end of the round, I was the only player left who could not be found. “We give up!” came the defeated cry of...