There’s an App For That…

Advent, Week 1, Day 2No, not a Droid thing. But a practical application for the theme of "waiting" this week.Know what I find most difficult about the holiday season? (People whining about it? Well, yes. Unless I'm the one whining. Then it's ok).  What bugs me most is how long it takes to run a simple errand. I try to simplify my life as much as possible in December. I shop online so I don't have to run from store to store; i cook at home more and eat out less; i say "no" to some things; but … [Read more...]

Advent Reflection: Week 1, Day 1

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A Waiting Hymn  (tune: Greensleeves)Show us the way to Bethlehm, O Prophet you have spoken.You listened in the darkest night, God's silence now is broken.       ChorusShow us the way to Bethlehem, God's chosen mother, Mary.With you we wait with joy to see the miracle you carry.      ChorusShow us the way to Bethlehem, you Shepherds in your wonder.Your star, a sign that joy has come, and evil lies asunder.      ChorusShow us the way to Bethlehem, all you who kno … [Read more...]

And So We Wait…

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Advent 1--Bible Study and Questions for ReflectionWeek IShout out, do not hold back! Lift up your voice like a trumpet! Announce to my people their rebellion, to the house of Jacob their sins. 2Yet day after day they seek me and delight to know my ways, as if they were a nation that practiced righteousness and did not forsake the ordinance of their God; they ask of me righteous judgments, they delight to draw near to God.3“Why do we fast, but you do not see? Why humble ourselves, but … [Read more...]

A Wait-less Wonder

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Dear Friends,For Advent this year, I'm writing a group study and daily devotional resource for use at Foothills Christian Church. If you'd like to engage in this journey with us, i'll post the weekly materials here...For each week of advent, there will be a Bible Study component, 5 daily devotions, and a practical application. Attached is the introduction/prologue. I'd appreciate feedback along the way, and would love to hear stories if you use this in your communities of faith. BLessings! … [Read more...]

Between Here and There

I'm not crazy, as it turns out. Well, i might be...but i was not crazy to take a 3-year-old on a 3-day road trip adventure by myself. She was so good. Unbelievably good. Practically shining her halo the whole dang time.Until the last hour and a half or so. Then it was meltdown city. And i was driving in the desert, in the dark, and couldn't do much about it.There might be something spiritual and beautiful about driving in the desert at night, but try telling that to a small child who is … [Read more...]


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