When is the last time you woke early in the morning to just sit and watch the beauty of a sunrise? Or, took the time to pull up a chair and watch a majestic sunset? Personally, I think we should all take time to do both on a regular basis.
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The Coming Advent
As we move into the last week of Advent, we turn our attention to the Second Advent of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Today we stand on the threshold of the great celebration of Christmas and our Lord’s first Advent into this world.
Experiencing the Goodness of Advent
I think it is fair to say I am a foodie. I love to cook and I love to experience the full flavors of food. Food can be such a wonderful source of joy and goodness in our lives. This is the reason why our lives tend to revolve around good meals.
Have you ever heard the saying, “On a wing and a prayer”? Most likely you have heard it and perhaps even used it at some time. The saying is used when there is little chance of success. Not surprisingly it likely has its origins in the aviation world.
The Coming of Joy
It may seem strange to begin the Advent season with a reading from the end of Jesus’ life. Advent literally means “to come.” During the Season of Advent, we concentrate on the scriptures that speak of the 1st “coming” of Christ or the confident hope we have his 2nd “coming.”
Thanksgiving in a Time of Covid
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year. I look forward every year to gathering with family and enjoying fellowship and good food. For me, it has always been a wonderful time of celebration.
Investing in the Kingdom
I do not know much about financial investment, but I remember hearing a Crown Ministries talk while in college about compound interest. Dave Ramsey also teaches this concept in his course, “Financial Peace University.”
Rich in Love
In our reading from Luke 12, Jesus was asked to settle a dispute between two brothers. One brother believes he has been wronged by his sibling and asked Jesus to tell his brother to give him his half of their inheritance.
Long Live Our King
In movies and in literature we often hear the idiom proclaimed, “Long Live the King” when one monarch dies and another takes their place. Allegedly, this idiom was first used in France upon the death of Charles VII in 1461.