Advent — rising up even as the frost falls

A voice was saying, “Cry out!” Another said, “What should I cry out?” “All humanity is grass, and all its goodness is like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flowers fade when the breath of the Lord blows on them; indeed, the people are grass. The grass withers, the flowers fade, but…

This Year’s Reverse Advent Calendar

Perhaps it’s a little too early for a post that touches on anything Christmas. I know. I know. Tomorrow is Remembrance Day. I’m jumping the gun and getting my holidays and observances all out of whack. In our home there’s an unspoken rule that we don’t start decorating for Christmas until after PJ’s birthday at…

A Thanksgiving Challenge

…give thanks in everything; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.I Thessalonians 5:18 (CSB) Here’s a little Thanksgiving challenge for you today.  As I was having my quiet time this morning, I came to my prayer list and was inspired to turn those requests into prayers of thanksgiving instead.  It was a beautiful and…