Advent Reading Day 22 – Selam, No?

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.” Luke 2:14 Within Ethiopian culture, Peace has a major role.  It is spoken constantly from one person to another in a greeting that has become standard – Selam No?  In other words, “Is it peaceful?” or “Are you at peace?”  While peace is part of our language here, there still is much that is not… Read More

Advent Reading Day 20 – Love in Action

“and she gave birth to her firstborn , a son.  She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.” Luke 2:7 Love.  There’s no motivation quite like it.  It motivates us to do things that we otherwise would think silly or dangerous or unthinkable.  It motivates the quietest of men to propose in front of large crowds.  It motivates mothers… Read More

Advent Reading Day 18 – Cosmic Shockwaves

“12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God. 14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full… Read More