Advent Reading Day 13 – The Power of Testimony

“16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying… Read More

Advent Reading – Day 10 – Jesus and the fatherless

49 “Why were you searching for me?” he asked. “Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?” 50 But they did not understand what he was saying to them. 51 Then he went down to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them. But his mother treasured all these things in her heart. 52 And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man. I’ll… Read More

Advent Reading Day 9 – Beyond Celebration to Surprise

“And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.  An angel of the Lord appeared to them and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.”  Luke 2:8 – 9 On a recent trip to Nairobi we saw the only signs of Christmas that we will most likely see before December 20th here in Addis.  It kind of caught us… Read More