Stand, A Poem written by a friend

How can I stand
When grace 
and blood pour down
And wash away
All the filth that I am?

Leaving nothing behind
But the little girl who cried
Cried out for this rescue
Knowing You’d come through

Advent 7 Christmas Light

“Joyful and Triumphant, O come ye O come ye to Bethlehem,”big words for such a little girl to sing! One of the few times in my childhood that I got to go to church, and this was a special moment as I was entrusted with the privilege of holding the sacred candle while we sang […]

Advent 5 Choose The One Thing

  12-5-18   “But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” But the LORD answered her, Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but only […]

Advent 4 Emmanuel, the Gift We’ve Always Had, Yet Always Wanted

  11-28-18 “And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn”  Luke 2:7  This is an old post from a few years back that has been bubbling up in my mind all day so […]

Advent 3 A Father’s Gift

  11-27-18 “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16 “For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called […]

Advent 2 Nativity Naivety

  11-26-18   “The Word became flesh and blood,   and moved into the neighborhood.   We saw the glory with our own eyes,   the one-of-a-kind glory,   like Father, like Son,   Generous inside and out,   true from start to finish.” John 1:14 The Message “And I will declare to them, “I never knew ; […]