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 Devotionals, Devotionals, Five Minute Friday

Searching For Abundance in the Season of Advent

I am stuffed. My body is beyond content to the point of belly laughs that hurt and an extra three pounds on the scale. The jeans feel tighter, and taste buds are happy. A nap by the fireside as a sporting event plays on the television soothe the abundance into digestion and eases the mind… Read More Searching For Abundance in the Season of Advent