Peace still to come

Emmanuel God with us You are never alone and always cared for and loved God is for us You have an Advocate, Someone who will go to battle for you bringing peace God is in us You are indwelled with the Holy Spirit, giving strength and counsel for your journey Fear not, oh, Israel for…

Peace on Earth

Let there be peace on earth And let it begin with me Let there be peace on earth The peace that was meant to be With God as our father Brothers all are we Let me walk with my brother In perfect harmony Let peace begin with me Let this be the moment now With…

Peace // Advent Week 1

It’s Christmas time & I LOVE that I can say that! I love anticipating activities & events, and that is what the Christmas season is all about. As Pope Francis tweeted earlier today, on this first day of Advent, “the word Advent means coming. The Lord is coming. This is the root of our hope:…

Create space

Grit and Virtue inspires me every day, and this message as we enter into the holiday season is so vital to our well-being. Check out the wealth of encouragement and advice on their website at https://gritandvirtue.com/magazine/ – you might even find an article by yours truly. Take heed of this advice… Silent solitude makes true…

Christmas is here

They (The shepherds) hurried to the village and found Mary and Joseph. And there was the baby, lying in the manger. Luke 2:16 Christmas is here. After years of the world waiting, anticipating and pining… Jesus was born. Not at all the way the Messiah’s entrance was expected… but ever so simply, quietly and beautifully…

Jesus’ coming… in our hearts

… Till He appear’d and the soul felt its worth. * Advent is the unity of our expectation of the three comings of Christ: in the flesh in Bethlehem, in our hearts daily, and in glory at the end of time. Today we acknowledge and praise God for the expression of His love through Jesus…

Jesus’ coming… in the flesh

God has overwhelmed me this week, these past couple weeks. So much so, I do not think I can adequately write this Advent post. Lord willing, I am going to do my best. Advent is the unity of our expectation of the three comings of Christ: in the flesh in Bethlehem, in our hearts daily,…

There is one

The one who calls you by name is trustworthy and will thoroughly complete his work in you. – 1 Thessalonians 5:24 TPT The difficult news first… My love is conditional. Your faithfulness is limited. Your loved one’s care is finite. Harsh to say… but it is the truth. There is no getting around the fact…

The whispered voice

Be still and know that I am God; Can you hear the whispered voice in the quiet of your heart? Then leave this world of care, receive in solemn prayer the place of peace where sorrows cease and silence fills the air; be still. Can you hear the whispered voice of God? Do you take…

What are you waiting for

The Advent season begins this Sunday. This is the season we actively anticipate the commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ. But not only that… For most of my life, I have thought of the Advent season as the culmination of the year rather than the beginning. I grew up in a church that did…