November 28 – Advent Begins in the Dark

November 28 – Advent Begins in the Dark

Written by Brian Johnson “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness on them light has shined… For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful...
November 29 – God’s Love in a Jar

November 29 – God’s Love in a Jar

Written by Dorothy Hettmann Advent is a wonderful time of the year to embrace the spirit of giving!  And what better way to give than to share God’s love in a pickle or jelly jar! Giving took on a whole new meaning for me after I was introduced to the book...
December 1 – God is with Us

December 1 – God is with Us

Written by Joy Pritchard “All right then, the Lord himself will give you the sign. Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel (which means ‘God is with us’).” – Isaiah 7:14, NLT “All of this occurred to...
December 2 – Christmas Breakfast

December 2 – Christmas Breakfast

Written by Brian Johnson When I think of Christmas, I think of breakfast.  Since I was little, the most central element of my family’s Christmas celebration has been eating a big breakfast together on Christmas morning. When I was young, it drove me crazy. ...
December 3 – Unexpected Joy

December 3 – Unexpected Joy

Written by Eric Sterling A recurring annual Christmastime tradition in my family, growing up, was to spend Christmas Eve with several other family friends and their children, rotating host responsibilities each year. Each year, the anticipation of that night always...
December 4 – God Promises

December 4 – God Promises

Written by Donna Anstee Isaiah tells us that the Lord of history is the God of surprises. ‘I am about to do a new thing’ (Isaiah 43:19) and ‘my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways. For as the heavens are higher that the earth, so are my ways...