In October 2016, I gave the following exposition on Luke 1:46-55, known as Mary's Song or the Magnificat, at my church for a women's event. In this season of Advent, I'd like to share it with you. It's interesting that Luke includes in his Gospel Mary's Song, which is an interpretation of the preceeding events … Continue reading The God who is for us: Mary’s Song
The night after Thanksgiving I sat down to watch my first Hallmark Christmas movie of the season. My husband, who was close by in the living room and curious as to what I was watching, was struck by the “perfectness” of the main male and female characters. “Everyone is perfect in this movie! Perfect teeth; … Continue reading Hallmark, Idealization and the Gospel
One of my favorite Christmas carols is the song, O Come All Ye Faithful. And the resounding phrase at the end of each stanza is "O come let us adore him Christ the Lord." Let me ask you, how are you adoring Christ this Christmas season? Where does your adoration lie and in whom? How … Continue reading Day 20 of Advent: O Come All Ye Faithful
“Hallelujah! Give praise, you servants of the LORD; Praise the Name of the LORD. (1) Let the Name of the LORD be blessed, From this time forth for evermore. (2) From the rising of the sun to its going down Let the Name of the LORD be praised. (3) The LORD is high above all … Continue reading Day 8 of Advent: God stooped
And the winners are of these two giveaways are... Congratulations Emily Woodby on winning the Luyando T-shirt and iblog4books on winning the ornament set! (My husband and son were the ones to choose your names out of a mug…old school style!) Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org to give me your mailing address, and … Continue reading And the Winners Are… Day 3 of Advent: Giving to Others GIVEAWAY!
Today is #givingTuesday, a day begun to encourage giving back to others during the holiday season. So although #givingTuesday is a secular movement, should we as Christians join in? My opinion is yes! And not only today but as many days as possible. There has been a recent trend (one that I like!) these past … Continue reading Day 3 of Advent: Giving to others