why’s

We don’t always take a close enough glimpse at one person in the Christmas story whom I can relate to the most. Because like me, Joseph appears to have wondered at the whys of Jesus. Why, Mary? Why Mary?! Why this way, God? Why now? Why me? Why? ‘Why’ is a question we can all seeContinue reading “why’s”

for the days you need extra grace

This morning, a delay due to a family member (who although needs the sleep caused me to leave 50 min late this morning) lead to to prime time traffic jam on the only day this week I had a vehicle to drive to work, versus usually taking the bus. It became very apparent with threeContinue reading “for the days you need extra grace”

God is….Incredible

This week, my church is running a Blast from the Past Vacation Bible Camp for our community. I can’t help but get excited about what God is going to do through the willing hands serving & revealing His character to the children who will be attending. So this week, I felt led to post theContinue reading “God is….Incredible”

when you are asked to flee…Joseph

After the wise men were gone, God’s angel showed up again in Joseph’s dream and commanded, “Get up. Take the child and his mother and flee to Egypt. Stay until further notice. Herod is on the hunt for this child, and wants to kill him.” Joseph obeyed. He got up, took the child and hisContinue reading “when you are asked to flee…Joseph”

when the sky fills with wonder…the angels

There was another sight to wonder at, besides the star illuminating Jesus had been born…. There were shepherds camping in the neighborhood. They had set night watches over their sheep. Suddenly, God’s angel stood among them and God’s glory blazed around them. They were terrified. The angel said, “Don’t be afraid. I’m here to announceContinue reading “when the sky fills with wonder…the angels”

trusting a teen- Luke

I am the mother of two teens. The first will become a full fledge adult this January as she hits her double decade milestone, the youngest will turn 18 in February. I have learned, as well as every other parent, to begin to trust my teens as they matured with age appropriate skills & jobs. Continue reading “trusting a teen- Luke”

Preparing the Way- Luke

Luke begins the Advent story with a miraculous conception, but not the one you may be thinking of! Zachariah was a priest, married to Elizabeth. Luke tells us they lived honorably before the Lord. They never had children, and were now passed their prime. Sound familiar? (echoes of Abraham & Sarah….) Anyhow, Zachariah got chosenContinue reading “Preparing the Way- Luke”