All posts by mkrabbe

I'm a wife, mom, grandma, pastor, writer, nerd, and grocery-store dancer.

Making Apple Pie

John the Baptist says, "Prepare ye the way of the Lord!" But nobody was putting up Christmas trees or stringing lights after he said it. Were they at least making apple pie?

What Are We Waiting For?

Why on the first Sunday of Advent are we talking about the end of the world?

He’s Our Everything

As we cook our turkeys and prepare to give thanks, as we move into Advent and are already preparing for Christmas, we remember who is at the center of all things.

Peeling Back the Layers

How does one adequately describe wrestling with God?

Tough Trust

When Job speaks of a redeemer, we think of Jesus. Though Job lived long before Jesus was born, we know that Jesus was already God’s plan to redeem us. (Eph 1:4) In ancient Israel, there was also the idea of a family redeemer, the closest relative who had the responsibility of stepping in to help when someone was alone or in trouble. Today we would call this the next of kin. For children, this would be mom or dad. A child who has lost their parents or whose parents are not able to care for them needs someone else to be their redeemer or advocate…to stand with them and for them.

Called to Hope

We are called to a hope that trusts God for the future so that we can fully live by faith in today.

“Taxes? We Talkin’ About Taxes?”

By Christian Dashiell Listen here: Read Luke 18:9-14 here. Memory Verse:  "For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” Luke 18:14b (NLT)