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 12 – Setting the Lonely in Families

“A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in His holy dwelling.  God sets the lonely in families, he leads forth the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun scorched land.”  Psalm 68:5-6 Family.   It is one of the great things about the holidays for so many of us.  A time to see family members that we only see one time per year.  A time… Read More

Advent Readings Day 7 – Radical Assessment & Adjustment

“John answered,’The man with two tunics should share with him who has none, and the one who has food should do the same.’” Luke 3:11 We only have to read one chapter further from Luke’s account of the birth of Jesus to see a glimpse of what Jesus came to do.   Now, I know that for some people this seems out of line.  Come on now, aren’t we supposed to be… Read More