Hymn Reflection: Joy to the World

Last week I shared an advent hymn, if you missed it, read it here. Now I want to focus on Christmas. It’s only a few days away! I am guessing you probably will sing Joy to the World in church or at home on Christmas. To better prepare you and your heart, I want to […]

Hymn Reflection: O Come, O Come Emmanuel

The halls are decked, the stockings hung and the tree is lit. We start to play Christmas music, or hear it as we shop for gifts. As we reflect on this season, I encourage you to walk through well-known advent and Christmas hymns with me. To grow deeper into our relationship with Christ, the newborn […]

Thanksgiving Prayer

Our prayer for today: Thank you, God. The words seem so simply insignificant. We say “please” and “thank you” as we were taught since we were young. Yet this day we set aside, this feast before us, as a celebration of what you’ve done in our lives. Thank you, Father, For taking care of us. […]

All here

Wherever you are, be all there. – Jim Elliot These words were a reminder to me while I was in the DR this past year. They are even more of a reminder to me today. After returning from an exhausting yet fulfilling yearlong journey of studies and missions, I came home with nothing to do. […]

Spent to Wait

There are days where exhaustion feels like an insufficient word. My body tired, my mind weary, my soul tried. At the end of the day, I’m spent. My goal is to reach my bed. To collapse and wish the day away. Yet every day is a blessing. Every breath, a gift. Lord knows how I […]