Incarnation occurs all the time, even in our decisions. We are in a whirl of confusion and feel like we’re in darkness. Advent is a time of sitting with those raw feelings and emotions because discernment begins with observation.
Dogs don’t judge you; they listen, be with you, and love without condition. We can learn a lot from them as we spend time with family this holiday season.
Alexander imagines that in Jesus’ busyness around the holidays he would manage to slow down and spend time with someone in need.
“Perhaps we are being called to remain with these suffering people, in silence, with no words, allowing the spirit of the God of abundant life to move within each of us.”
The trees and leaves teach us about glorifying God and being ourselves in any season.
“See, I make all things new,” God says. Goodness and beauty can even spring forth from the brokenness within a family.
People are inherently good. We desire communion with all humanity, yet we create division. Changing our perspective on the world can bring peace and harmony.
Lately I’ve felt “more Christian”. Here are three ways we can grow in our Christian identity.
Sometimes it takes a very tangible sign from God to open the doors of our heart.