Advent Reading Day 25 – Embrace Encouragement

So sing, Daughter Zion!  Raise the rafters, Israel!  Daughter Jerusalem,  be happy! celebrate!  God has reversed his judgments against you and sent your enemies off chasing their tails.  From now on, God is Israel’s king, in charge at the center.  There’s nothing to fear from evil ever again!  Jerusalem will be told: “Don’t be afraid. Dear Zion, don’t despair. Your God is present among you, a strong Warrior there to save you…. 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