Advent Reading Day 6 – Tension

“She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.” Luke 2:7 Dickens began A Tale of Two Cities with the line, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”  A former leader of mine refers to life in following Jesus as the “incredible joy and the sheer terror of Kingdom living.”  Both encapsulate an important truth… Read More

Advent Reading Day 5 – The Equalizer

“He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.  He has brought down rulers from their thrones, but has lifted up the humble.  He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty.  He has helped his servant Israel, remembering to be merciful to Abraham and his descendants forever, evan as he said to our fathers.”  Luke… Read More

Advent Reading Day 4 – Upside Down Inside Out Hope

“‘Sing, O barren woman, you who never bore a child; burst into song, shout for joy, you who were never in labor; because more are the children of the desolate woman than of her who has a husband,’ says the Lord…For your Maker is your husband – the Lord Almighty is his name – the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; he is called the God of all the earth. The… Read More