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

A Blanket Statement

A message to celebrate the birth of Emmanuel, God's gift of love, Jesus Christ.

Love is Like a Tree

Trees remind us of the evergreen life we have in Jesus.  This Sunday we'll be telling the story of his birth and celebrating the new life we have in him.

F.R.O.G.

Jesus came in the most vulnerable and dependent form—a human infant. May we approach God with that same vulnerability this Advent. “Surely God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid, for the LORD GOD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation." (Isaiah 12:2)

The Blessing of Tears

Though this is a season of joy, the reality is that it can also be a time of lament and grief. Tears are not incompatible with faith.* *From Advent in Plain Sight, a daily devotional by Jill Duffield

Gates, Doors & Opportunities

This Sunday we step into the liminal space of Advent, the threshold between what is and what will be. "So also, when you see all these things, you know that he is near, at the very gates." -Matthew 24:33