Advent this weekend. May I help with a few of our favorite ideas?

Finding ideas for Advent that are not just slapped with “Happy Birthday, Jesus” stickers is difficult. But I love Advent for just this reason—it takes searching, planning, and preparation! There is some very meaningful Advent ideas out there! I want my kids to feel the anticipation all month long that something amazing is coming on […]

Good Friday…seems like the darkness has won

I should be thinking about Jesus’ life and death every day, not just on Good Friday or Lent or Easter or Christmas, this is true. But I get lost in my daily life and forget often.  I confess that many days I do my routines without prayer or Jesus’ Words in my ears…my humanness comes […]

5th Sunday of Lent

Last week, 4 candles were lit and one was snuffed out.  This week 3 candles were lit and now there are only 2.  “It’s getting darker,” we say, and truly I do feel the darkness crowding in sometimes.  Daily we hear stories of the crushed and broken.  I can’t go through a day without feeling […]

Finally, It’s Sunday!

1st Sunday of Lent.  We’ve been fighting only half a week, but the battle has already been rough at times. We asked God to search us, and wickedness was everywhere.  Our desires screamed for control. Our sins tempted us. We were accused and found failing. These first few days have been bitter.  We’re a little […]