Advent – A Pregnant Pause

Advent – A Pregnant Pause

You too must be patient.  Make your hearts firm, because the coming of the Lord is at hand. – James 5:8 During pregnancy everyone (and their mother) feels the need to offer all kinds of advice, from what to eat to what to name the baby. I politely ignored all...
Sustaining Hope: Letting God Hold the Remote with You

Sustaining Hope: Letting God Hold the Remote with You

“I promise, I’m not changing the channel … I just want to hold the remote.” My then 5-year-old daughter’s eyes were big and her voice was a high-pitched whine as she grabbed for the remote.As I was thinking about how to sustain hope when circumstances are beyond our...
Sustaining Hope in the Unknown

Sustaining Hope in the Unknown

Truth be told, I am kicking myself for agreeing to write on this particular topic for this series on Sustaining Hope. A couple months ago when I put my name down for this and typed the words “finding hope in the unknown” as my choice of topics, I thought I would have...