Hope: Word of 2021

My word for 2021 was hope. The eager longing for light to break through darkness.  The desire for something rooted and secure to dig into.  A safe place to rest. A better hope than all other longings that had failed me in years past. I wanted to learn to hope in Jesus. To hope in […]


God came into an ordinary family

Read: Luke 1: 5 – 80 Zechariah was a priest, known for his righteousness and obedience to God. He and his wife were recognized in their town for worshipping and serving God, but they never expected to hear the message Zechariah received from Gabriel, the angel.  Elizabeth, was barren and had most likely given up […]


God came down into ordinary parenting

Read:  Luke 2: 1-7 As Joseph and Mary began their 90 mile trek to Bethlehem, Mary must have felt fearful.  A young, expecting mother, making her way through valleys, mountains, and deserts.  Each step increasing the distance between Mary and her own mother, whom she surely longed to cling to in this process.  Imagine finally […]