Advent Devotion for December 6, 2014

Mark 11:27-33 Questioning Authority? Hmmmm….We’ve all done this in some shape or form. Arguing with parents as teenagers (or adults!), disregarding rules we don’t like, even breaking them (speeding, anyone?). The song lyrics say, “I fight Authority, Authority always wins!” The context is real, I think. The Sanhedrin was questioning Jesus, possibly trying to trip … Read more

Advent Devotion for December 5, 2014

Jeremiah 1:4-10  From the beginning, the Bible gives examples of God calling people to some purpose. Jeremiah is called at a young age, and as seems traditional with those who receive His call, has a ready explanation as to why God must be mistaken: “I am but a boy.” God gives his usual answer: that … Read more

Advent Devotion for December 4, 2014

Psalm 85:1-2; 8-13 “Righteous goes before him and prepares the way for his steps.” Last Christmas my children told me I had broken the tradition because I did not buy each of the girls a Pandora charm.   This year I am prepared. They are wrapped and waiting on the tree. Since selecting the appropriate charm … Read more

Advent Devotional for Dec. 3, 2014

Luke 21:34-38 In the CEV of the Bible, verses 34, 35 & 36 read: “Don’t spend all of your time thinking about eating or drinking or worrying about life. If you do, the final day will suddenly catch you like a trap. That day will surprise everyone on earth. Watch out and keep praying that … Read more