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 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