Tag: Advent

  • Beyond Belief: Advent, Christmas, and Leaps of Faith

    Beyond Belief: Advent, Christmas, and Leaps of Faith

    The biblical account of Jesus’ birth is not like what we see in many movies and TV specials. Much like our lives, it was messy, stressful, and complicated. Mary and Joseph had to confront their doubts and fears, the skepticism of others, and other challenges. It sounds simple, but the Bible tells a story about ordinary people facing an incomprehensible crisis together.

  • Advent: Prepare the Way (Luke 3:3-6)

    Advent: Prepare the Way (Luke 3:3-6)

    Advent is a time of preparation for a closer walk with Jesus as we reflect on His first coming and prepare for His return. This can be a good time to clear the obstacles that are hindering our relationship with Him.

  • God’s Righteousness and Justice. III: Practicing Righteousness

    God’s Righteousness and Justice. III: Practicing Righteousness

    Righteousness is an essential quality of God, just like His love and mercy. Christians are called to imitate our heavenly Father, which includes manifesting His righteousness.

  • First Sunday of Advent: One Year, One Thing

    First Sunday of Advent: One Year, One Thing

    “If every year we would root out one vice, we would soon become perfect men.” In this post, I invite the reader to think of one sin that they want to overcome and commit it to the Lord in the coming year.

  • Examining Our Ways in Times of Suffering

    Examining Our Ways in Times of Suffering

    Pain and suffering are a central part of our earthly existence. Sometimes, it seems unfair, as if God Himself is unjust. We try to make sense of suffering, but it does not always work. The answers are rarely obvious or simple, but suffering gives us an opportunity to examine our lives and see if there is anything God wants us to change.