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Advent
December 19, 2016

Advent 4: Hope – Cheryl Krueger

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 The Advent ...

Advent
December 16, 2016

Advent 3: Joy – Christa Leschert #2

It’s sort of a funny concept to be joyful. I used to think that to be joyful was the same as being happy. But ...It’s sort of a funny concept to be joyful. I used to think that to be joyful was the same as being happy. But I’ve since learned that you can be joyful without being ...

Advent 3: Joy
December 16, 2016

Advent 3: Joy – Christa Leschert

It’s sort of a funny concept to be joyful. I used to think that to be joyful was the same as being happy. But ...It’s sort of a funny concept to be joyful. I used to think that to be joyful was the same as being happy. But I’ve since learned that you can be joyful without being ...

Advent 3: Joy
December 15, 2016

Advent 3: Joy – Rusty Foerger

Joy is an exuberant theme of Christmas! Joy is a recurrent theme of the Christian journey. When C.S. Lewis chose the title of his ...Joy is an exuberant theme of Christmas! Joy is a recurrent theme of the Christian journey. When C.S. Lewis chose the title of his autobiography, he took a phrase from the first line of ...

Advent
December 14, 2016

Advent 3: Joy – Claire Black

When I was a kid, I loved decorating the Christmas tree. It was tradition for my dad and I, as official Kelly family tree-seekers, ...When I was a kid, I loved decorating the Christmas tree. It was tradition for my dad and I, as official Kelly family tree-seekers, to find the perfect Kelly tree. Not quite Charlie Brown, ...

Advent 3: Joy
December 13, 2016

Advent 3: Joy – Neil Kaarsemaker

Are you an expressive person? Would the people around you know by your facial expressions, voice or body language that you are experiencing an extreme emotion?  Whether it is sadness bordering on anguish or ...

Advent
December 12, 2016

Advent 3: Joy – Omar Reyes

I used to think of joy as a destination. “Once I’m married, have a great job, and own my own house; then I will be joyful.” Of course, this kind of thinking set me ...

Advent 2: Love
December 8, 2016

Advent 2: Love – Ben Ewert #2

A few days ago I shared a poem with you by the 16th century poet and priest, George Herbert, entitled Love bade me welcome. ...A few days ago I shared a poem with you by the 16th century poet and priest, George Herbert, entitled Love bade me welcome. It evokes an image of Christ’s love as a pursuing ...

  Ben Ewert
Advent
December 7, 2016

Advent 2: Love – Dan Sadowski

The chest pains started part way through Lagrima. Sooner or later, every student of classical guitar learns this beautiful prelude by Francisco Tárrega. The ...The chest pains started part way through Lagrima. Sooner or later, every student of classical guitar learns this beautiful prelude by Francisco Tárrega. The title in Spanish means Tears. I had returned to my ...

Advent
December 6, 2016

Advent 2: Love – John Hanley

Favour in Light of God’s Love What is favour? Dictionary.com defines favor as “the state of being approved or held in regard.” So it ...Favour in Light of God’s Love What is favour? Dictionary.com defines favor as “the state of being approved or held in regard.” So it logically follows that God’s favour is the state of approval ...

Advent 2: Love
December 5, 2016

Advent 2: Love – Ben Ewert

During each week of Advent we are focusing on a different aspect of Jesus’s character and lordship, asking ourselves the ever important question: “Who ...During each week of Advent we are focusing on a different aspect of Jesus’s character and lordship, asking ourselves the ever important question: “Who is this King of Glory?”. Are you ready? Love is ...

Advent 1: Peace
December 2, 2016

Advent 1: Peace – Krista Ewert

  A friend of mine posted on her Facebook status, “if you are currently struggling with or have ever struggled with chronic anxiety please talk to me. I’m in need of tips, advice, and ...