Waiting in the Wilderness

Waiting in the Wilderness

Many times we only think of Advent as a time of preparation for the arrival of Jesus. We block off the four weeks before Christmas and dig into an Advent devotional or book, while hustling to get ready for the holidays. We justify the time spent reading a snippet here...
The Waiting Space ~ Advent 2018

The Waiting Space ~ Advent 2018

It’s the same every year. December descends and the chaos begins. More and more we face the busyness earlier each year. We desire to embrace every part of the season, but find ourselves overwhelmed and exhausted even before it begins. For many years, I lost...
Sabbath Offerings ~ 4th Sunday of Advent

Sabbath Offerings ~ 4th Sunday of Advent

The 4th Sunday of Advent doesn’t always fall on Christmas Eve, but this year both land on the same day. As the season of Advent ends, new beginnings arrive in a manger in Bethlehem. For those of us that compartmentalize our lives, it seems that we need to tie up...
Sabbath Offerings ~ 3rd Sunday of Advent

Sabbath Offerings ~ 3rd Sunday of Advent

It’s hard to believe it is already the 3rd Sunday of Advent. In a week and one day, we will be celebrating Christmas. I feel in a rush to slow down and use the rest of this time wisely. It is contradictory to all I am trying to do. Hurry up and wait. Go faster...
In the Stillness

In the Stillness

In the Stillness At first light, my eyes flutter open I fight against dawn’s rays and roll over The sun’s milky beam finds its way between the blinds And I curl up closer and cocoon myself under the blankets. First light, new day, a quiet awakening In the...

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