Waiting on God – An Advent Practice

Waiting on God - An Advent Practice

I used to believe the month of December lasted longer than all the other months put together. I was hard-wired to look forward to Christmas Day as a child. The waiting was nearly impossible. Waiting is never easy. It doesn’t matter whether you’re waiting for Christmas, a baby to arrive, or medical results, time slows … Read more

Jesus’ Dysfunctional Family – Why Jesus’ Family Tree is an Invitation for You.

Over the past few years shows about family trees have become popular. It doesn’t surprise me. People love hearing stories. TV shows about ancestry not only tell stories of, let’s face it, interesting people, but also help connect people into a story. I’ve heard that adopted children want to know who their birth parents are. … Read more

Hospitality – The Heart of the Christmas story

Hospitality - The Heart of the Christmas story

Often when we hear the word hospitality we think of having friends over for dinner. Churches have hospitality Sunday, where you invite another family for lunch. Hospitality is comfortable, people we like with good food. But the core aspect of Middle Eastern hospitality extends beyond people we know and welcomes strangers. It is offering our … Read more