When You Need Hope for the New Year

Another year is drawing to a close, and, as it does, committing another decade to the past. You may have spent recent days reminiscing fondly over the past ten years, […]

Day 18: Psalm 130

Read Psalm 130   I don’t know about you, but I feel like this last year I have waited in traffic more than I have in all of the years […]

Day 17: Psalm 80

Read Psalm 80   Have you been able to get in your family Christmas serving opportunity yet? You know what I mean, the annual trip to serve at the soup […]

What is Christmas … really?

The Christmas season is full of stories. There are favorite movies like “White Christmas,” “A Christmas Carol” and “Elf,” Santa Claus and reindeer, and lots of traditions that go back […]

Day 16: Psalm 126

Read Psalm 126   Three years ago, my third semester of Hebrew was coming to a close. I had struggled through the first two courses and though difficult, things began […]

Day 15: Psalm 96

Today’s Advent devotional is centered on Psalm 96. The following are a few thoughts to consider before you read the Psalm.   Did you know that one of the most […]

Day 14: Psalm 89

Read Psalm 89   Have we missed it? I know we say that Christmas is all about God’s story, but do we truly believe that? Or do our actions speak […]

Day 13: Psalm 85

Read Psalm 85   I wish I were out of a job. Don’t get me wrong — I love my job. I work with the Soul Care Ministry at Christ […]

Day 12: Psalm 81

Read Psalm 81   Have you ever forgotten anything important? An anniversary, a birthday, your family member’s graduation? The chances are, if we expanded this sample list of forgotten events, […]