"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace" (Isaiah 9:6, NIV84). The prophet Isaiah wrote these words 700 years before the birth of Christ. Yet, inspired by the ... Read More about Arise, Shine, for Your Light Has Come!
Somewhere between dinner and the divine, between the holiday and the holiness, lies the opportunity to get caught up in the distraction of it all. Christmas is a huge business in America. From Black Friday to New Year's Eve, little time is left to ponder the miracle of the manger. We've traded ... Read More about Dinner, Distractions, and the Divine
As we sang "Give Thanks" at church Sunday, I started thinking about what it means to have a grateful heart. This story came to mind. "Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood ... Read More about With a Grateful Heart
I love Sunday afternoons on my mama's couch. We watch Netflix with a whole lot of pauses for conversation. We drink coffee and eat dessert and take lots of bathroom breaks. But I truly treasure that time with her. We are comfortable together. And that comfort is where we find our Sabbath ... Read More about In a Mess or on a Mission?
The older I get, the faster the holidays seem to come. I hold on to summer as long as I can, but once the time changes, I have to pretty much let go. Except for flip flips. I hope I never have to give up flip flops. This year, I'm already looking at a full calendar. Do y'all realize we only ... Read More about Three Ways to Be Still This Holiday Season