Advent, Advent Devotionals

What Happens When We Partner Joy With Hope

It was a dreadful cold night. It was an icy chill that penetrated your very bones. Dodging the elements as best as we could, we started the car 20 minutes early and broke out the wool blankets for the road trip. We refused to let frost bite win in the negative degree air. We would… Read More What Happens When We Partner Joy With Hope

Advent, Advent Devotionals

Finding Joy Under The Lord’s Care

Christmas 2002, a lonely day. Coming home from an unexpected underway, my husband met a very pregnant wife, a scrawny Christmas tree, and dinner plans that were lacking. It was a day for pajamas and movies. We won’t mention that I didn’t fit into much else anyway. Missing home and family, we spent our time… Read More Finding Joy Under The Lord’s Care

Advent, Advent Devotionals

Inspiring Scripture to Read During Hanukkah

Jesus celebrated Hanukkah, or at least observed it. As Jewish tradition would indicate, our Lord joined His family at the Feast of Dedication each year in observance of the Jewish holiday. John 10:22-30 NIV Then came the Festival of Dedication at Jerusalem. It was winter, and Jesus was in the temple courts walking in Solomon’s Colonnade. The Jews… Read More Inspiring Scripture to Read During Hanukkah