Category: Advent

On Break-Ins and Broken Hearts: An Advent Reflection

By Kristyn Komarnicki We love movies about clever heists, where high-tech and highly organized thieves outwit security systems and break into “uncrackable” safes. We thrill to scenes of Cary Grant scaling rooftops in Hitchcock’s...

God’s Strange Art

By Makoto Fujimura A teenage girl claims an angel told her she’d have a virgin birth. Her fiancé is hesitant to believe her. She gives birth in a stable. The people who come to visit...

Emmanuel in Loss

By Katelyn Durst   This year began with tears dark nights where there was no teapot whistling on the stove to keep us warm.   Many of us had hopes and dreams but they...

A Surprise at the School Concert

By Allison Duncan Cute middle school kids filed onto the risers for the charter school holiday concert. Boys with hair slicked back, girls with Mom’s bright pink lipstick a bit clumsily applied. Some surveyed...

When All You Can Do Is Laugh

By Drew Jackson After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, “Do not be afraid, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.” But Abram...

Light Shines in Darkness

By Churches for Middle East Peace In him was life, and that life was the light of the people. The light shines in darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. ~ John 1:4-5...

Chasing a Star

By Sarah Are God of yesterday, and God of the here and now. My neighbors say they are hungry. And you say, Love your neighbor as yourself. My neighbors say they are tired. And...