ADVENT means “coming” in Latin. The dictionary defines it as “the arrival of a notable person, thing, or event.”Christian theology says ADVENT is the coming or second coming of Christ.Most of us associate ADVENT with WAITING. Nobody says, “I love waiting… in traffic.” in a queue at the grocery store.” to talk to a real… Read More
Are you the one?
In my advent waiting, my coming into being, do I recognize Jesus when I see Him? Am I unsure who He isbecause I have him in a boxwrapped in fine paper and ribbons limited by my expectations and understanding? My finite mind can only hold tiny glimpses of our all-powerful, infinite God, the great I… Read More
Advent Videos to Inspire & Encourage
I highly recommend Wayne Stiles’ 3-video set, A Virtual Tour of the Birth of Christ. It’s a wonderful way to see, learn, and study during Advent. Enjoy. I have been a member of Walking the Bible Lands since its inception as a website. Do you study the Bible? If you are interested in connecting the… Read More
What should my scandalous life look like?
The Merriam-Webster online dictionary gives this full definition of scandal: a : discredit brought upon religion by unseemly conduct in a religious person b : conduct that causes or encourages a lapse of faith or of religious obedience in another loss of or damage to reputation caused by actual or apparent violation of morality or propriety : disgrace a : … Read More
Jesus’ life of scandal
something that is shocking, upsetting, or unacceptable Jesus began his life with scandal—a young girl impregnated by the Holy Spirit. Who’s going to ever believe that crazy story? Not Joseph, the man she was betrothed to. Not her parents. Not her friends. Not the village elders. Or the gossips or… Read More
“Are you the one?”
I have a need to know, to understand how and why, to figure out how things work, to comprehend the ins and outs of people’s thinking, including my own. I love the light-bulb moment when all is illuminated, when things make sense, when I can see how we got from there to here. And so… Read More
Any Life But This One!
What if you could wave a wand and erase all the circumstances in your life that you’re unhappy with? Wouldn’t that be great? Let’s continue with the wand idea, but this time, apply it to a lovely little girl Gabriella. Once you read through the outline of her life, you have five minutes to wave… Read More