There’s More Love

Who has gone into another room in your house and then forgotten what you planned to do? And you had to go back to where you were to remember what it was you planned to do in the first place. Did you know that there is a scientific reason for that? These studies revealed that…

The Presence of Hope

A couple of months ago, I started dreaming, pondering, planning Advent. A colleague and I got together and bounced ideas off one another and by the end of that afternoon, I had an initial focus, along with the scriptures I planned to use. A couple of weeks after that Byron, Jessie, Ryan, and Lynda and…

Advent 2019

For the first time, I managed to keep my advent photo-a-day almost every day. I missed one day when a combination of things kept me from even thinking about it. As an avid, if fair weather, photographer, I love these practices during the major church seasons.  I was following this one from #ReThinkChurch.    …

Walking In God’s Path

I went to see A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood last week, the movie about Mr. Rogers life. It’s a beautiful story about a beautiful human being, I remember watching it Mr. Rogers with my son. I don’t think I realized how much we must have watched it until the closing song, which I knew…

Advent Offering Hymn

Hope in our faith so filled with awe. Hope in the promise of our God. Hope for these gifts we offer here. Use them and us throughout the year. Peace is our hope for all the earth, Peace in the promise of new birth. Peace for those both far and near. Peace now and all…

Advent Word – Focus

I parked further away from the front door today than I usually do. I didn’t arrive until late morning and so there were other cars already parked. Tonight, when I was getting in my car to go home shortly after 5 pm, I noticed the shadow the wreath in the window was making on the…

Advent Word – Watch

I love that I live close enough to my grandchildren to watch them grow up. This is Lucy, my youngest, I took her shopping a Christmas concert dress tonight. 7 stores, 23 dresses and came home empty-handed. I forgot I should have taken her a month ago.