Category advent

The Dough is Rising (even if you can’t see it)

I love to bake bread. Cooking isn’t exactly my favorite hobby, but I’ll happily stand for hours in my kitchen letting sticky dough cover my hands, it’s one of the few places I find peace. Even more so if I can share the process with little hands squishing (and usually eating) dough with me. There’s […]

Make Room

It is December 1st, a year has passed with groaning headlines, with triumph and failure, with peace and war, with loveĀ and wickedness. And after a year we come back to Advent again. We return to that stinking manger where the King was born. We stop amidst the chaos of the world and look again at […]

Christmas and the German Who Speaks Through Time

i’ve quoted Dietrich Bonhoeffer a number of times here, I featured some of his work during my advent series, and I can’t help but revisit him yet again. His words ring so clear as Christmas approaches, and his grasp of truth is timeless. We have selected from the Christmas story only the pleasant bits, forgetting […]

Catch Your Breath

Advent is here. And this time of year is busy, so busy, and it’s so easy to miss the “why”. It’s so easy to bustle and rush and stress and buy and give and forget. But we can’t; we can’t skim over the infant lying quietly amid cows and sheep. We can’t miss the God […]

24: And The End

Tomorrow we celebrate Christmas, the birth of the Christ, the long awaited Savior of the world. Faithful Israelites anticipated his coming, they longed for the promised Messiah. God in his faithfulness fulfilled what he had promised at the beginning of time, he sent his beloved Son to live perfectly and to die, to be the […]