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

Christian Living, Five Minute Friday

Rushing to Press Through With Diligence

Today’s word is: RUSH Isn’t that perfect? It’s the season of Christmas, of the go-go-go attitude. Rush to this event and run to that party. Fight through the crowd for that perfect gift and cram in enough merry making and cookie to fill us until the signs of Spring. And when you’re like my family,… Read More Rushing to Press Through With Diligence

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