First Friday in Advent: Going home

First Friday in Advent Luke 1:68-79; Malachi 3:13-18; Philippians 1:18b-26 “I am hard pressed between the two: my desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better; 24 but to remain[…]

First Thursday in Advent: Finding hope

First Thursday in Advent Luke 1:68-79; Malachi 3:5-12; Philippians 1:12-18a “…my imprisonment is for Christ.” Philippians 1:13b I doubt I’ll ever have a brush with anything like real persecution. That reality makes it hard for[…]

First Monday of Advent: out of time

First Monday of Advent Psalm 90; 2 Peter 3 Time is the weirdest thing. I’m fascinated by what I’ve always thought of as “vacation time,” that curious sensation that time is moving more slowly than[…]

First Sunday of Advent: A 400 year pause

First Sunday of Advent Jeremiah 33:14-16, Psalm 25:1-10 I don’t think I’ve ever had to wait 400 years for something to happen. Not even culturally. I was born and live in a country that’s less[…]