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Advent Week 1 – God-Grounded Hope
November 27, 2016

Verse for Meditation: "But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels inheaven, nor the Son, but only the Father - Matthew 24:36

This week begins the first week of Advent, the month long preparation for Christmas.  Over the years, I've found that it is crucial to experience the power and wonder of Christmas as an antidote from its commercialization.  Advent is God's...

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Giving Thanks in Life’s Annoyances
November 18, 2016

Verse for Meditation: "During the last watch of the night the LORD looked down from the pillar of fire and cloud at the Egyptian army and threw it into confusion.  He made the wheels of the chariots come off so that they had difficulty driving.  And the Egyptians said, "Let's get away from the Israelites!  The LORD is fighting for them against Egypt." - Exodus 14:24-25

As w...

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Thanksgiving Starts Small
November 11, 2016

Verse for Meditation: "For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord.  "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.  In those days when you pray, I will listen.  If you look me in earnest, you will find me when you seek me.  I will be found by you," says the Lord - Jeremiah 29:11-14 NLT

As we prepare for Thanksgiving, one asks, h...

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