December 25 – Merry Christmas!

December 25 – Merry Christmas!

By Brian Johnson Merry Christmas! Today we celebrate the Good News that Christ has been born, that God is with us, that the Light of the World has entered into our darkness.  However you celebrate today, may you know that God is with you – even in the mess, even...
December 22 – Slowing Down for Wonder

December 22 – Slowing Down for Wonder

By Kailey Thom “For thou art great and doest wonderous things: Thou art god alone.” – Psalm 86:10 Wonder. It’s a classic staple of the Christmas season. Yet sometimes the bits of wonder sprinkled throughout our daily lives go unnoticed. We get too busy, too...
December 21 – My Peace I Give To You

December 21 – My Peace I Give To You

Written by Deb Angerman When my sisters and I were little, our household was not always a happy or peaceful home. Anyone who has grown up in the shadow of alcoholism will understand exactly what I mean. We spent a lot of time and emotional energy tiptoeing around our...
December 19 – The Rebel Jesus

December 19 – The Rebel Jesus

By Brian Johnson One of my favorite Christmas songs is Jackson Browne’s “The Rebel Jesus.” It’s not quite a traditional song, but every year, when it’s time for us to start reading Chapter 1 of Luke, there’s something about this song that just – well, I think this...
December 20 – Attempting to Sabbath

December 20 – Attempting to Sabbath

By Kim Johnson It is 9:05 PM on December 19. This devotion publishes in a matter of hours. (Well, technically it publishes as soon as I hit the blue ‘publish’ button over there, but it gets to YOU in a few hours.) Pastor Brian has gently reminded me about...