Advent Week Four: Emmanuel God With Us

Advent Week Four: Emmanuel God With Us

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.  John 1:14 He became like us, so we could become like Him. Emmanuel, God with us!  Whatever an amazing, breath taking...
Advent Week Three: Learning from Mary

Advent Week Three: Learning from Mary

 “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God my Savior”  Luke 1:46 I stopped breathing last week.  There was tension in our family over the holidays.  When could we all get together?  What about keeping everyone’s in-laws happy?  What about...
Advent Week Two: Hope

Advent Week Two: Hope

Last week we talked about the Israelites and their longing for their Messiah. Their longing spanned many, many generations.  They waited and waited for God to fulfill his promise.  Like those ancient Israelites we also are a people who long, we long as a community of...
Advent Week One: His Time

Advent Week One: His Time

If you are like me you might have a bit of an attitude toward the first chapter of the Book of Matthew.  The book of Matthew starts with the lengthy narrative of the genealogy of Jesus. I don’t know about you, but I kind of like to skip by all this. It’s lots of “this...