Advent is my favorite season. The waiting, the candles, the music, the smells of cookies and gingerbread baking, the early darkness; I revel in all of it. As a child with infinite imagination, every year I embraced the anticipation of the Christ child with all my heart. And yes, Santa and gifts were fine with me too. But it is the expectation of wonder that thrills my heart. These days, as a parent, a Christian educator, and a reluctant adult, it’s all a little more complicated.
Day 12: Study My Teachings!
On the twelfth day of Christmas, the Lord God said to me, “Study my teachings.” Reflect I go through ups and downs in how […]
Day 11: Thank Me for Your Blessings!
When we give thanks to God for our blessings, we recognize their true source.
Day 10: Comfort One Another
Offering comfort to one another in difficulties mirrors the love God has for us.
Day 9: Shout the Good News!
On the ninth day of Christmas, the Lord God said to me, “Shout the Good News!” When I was a little girl, my friend’s […]
Day 8: Pray for Forgiveness
Being forgiven – and forgiving others – is at the core of our faith.
Day 7: Find My Will for You
Finding God’s will for my life involves me seeking God’s wisdom and asking God for help.
Day 6: Share Your Time and Talents
Recognizing the many gifts we receive from God, we return thanks by sharing our gifts with others.
Day 5: Seek Me First
The call to put God first is very clear – but not very simple.
Day 4: Follow My Laws
We are blessed to serve a God who loves us, and who teaches us to love by giving us rules to follow.