Advent 4 and Christmas Eve

"Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudices and the acceptance of love back in our hearts." Marianne Williamson The account of Jesus' birth that we hear today is the foundation of a way of life. The birth of Jesus is… Continue reading Advent 4 and Christmas Eve

Cars Should Run On Electricity

This is a guest post by Bella Gulden, who wrote this two weeks ago for a 4th grade writing project. I found it to be a good word to share from a bright, up and coming writer (I am a little biased) She has something important to share with all of us.  Cars should run… Continue reading Cars Should Run On Electricity

Advent 3- Joy

The spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me; he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed, to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to the prisoners; 2to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort… Continue reading Advent 3- Joy

Advent 2- Peace

"A voice cries out: “In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain." Isaiah 40:3-4 What's alive in you? What's alive in… Continue reading Advent 2- Peace

Killing Baby Jesus

Today's post is a guest post by Michael McCluskey. Michael always makes me think deeper about my own faith and  is one of my favorite conversation partners. He is a junior at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth and a member of Sandy Springs Christian Church in Atlanta. Every year as we Disciples celebrate the… Continue reading Killing Baby Jesus

Advent 1- Hope

Come, house of Jacob let's walk by the Lord's light. Isaiah 2:5   One of my new favorite songs of the season is "A Light" by the Brilliance. The chorus goes like this, "Peace to all this night. A hope and light shine bright." As we enter into this season of Advent that leads us to Christmas, we are seeking… Continue reading Advent 1- Hope

3 Things You Can Do for Your Pastor at Christmas

The administrator at church got in the habit of clearing my calendar and marking me out during the second week of January. The first time it happened I asked her about it. She was smart enough to observe that I put so much into and ran so fast during the Advent season, that once the… Continue reading 3 Things You Can Do for Your Pastor at Christmas