The Book of Luke, 24 Days of Jesus – An Advent Experience

My morning will not be boisterous with unwrapping, celebration won't come until later. Children are adults and we're laid back and flexible, open and accepting. I'm anticipating the day, anticipating spirited appearances, nuanced moments of Jesus in it. The angels told the shepherds not to be afraid when God's glory illuminated the sky, an announcement … Continue reading The Book of Luke, 24 Days of Jesus – An Advent Experience

The Book of Luke, 24 Days of Jesus – An Advent Experience

"Rebelieve" The blue of yesterday's sky was phenomenal, like a breakthrough. The moon at dusk already so full you believed you might touch it. Clear and undeniable. Last night I held up a tiny candle, listened and sang with a sanctuary of others. We all were proclaiming "I Believe"! And then we all left the … Continue reading The Book of Luke, 24 Days of Jesus – An Advent Experience

The Book of Luke, 24 Days of Jesus – An Advent Experience

God With Us The rain is falling so lightly now. A minute ago, I opened the back door and there was a warm encircling wind. Now, I'm so in love with this moment, this moment beside the Christmas tree, the rain coming down again like yesterday. Different rain than the unceasing one of Thursday. This … Continue reading The Book of Luke, 24 Days of Jesus – An Advent Experience

The Book of Luke, 24 Days of Jesus – An Advent Experience

Persist in Believing "And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart.” ‭‭Luke‬ ‭18:1‬ ‭ESV‬‬ I woke to "bbbring" notification sound on my phone. Before I say more, who can remember mimicking your grandmother's black rotary phone that sat on the little table in the … Continue reading The Book of Luke, 24 Days of Jesus – An Advent Experience

The Book of Luke, 24 Days of Jesus – An Advent Experience

Blank Slates and Clean Canvases Many times Jesus spoke in a way that was so matter of fact, so very direct. “The apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith!" And the Lord said, If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and planted … Continue reading The Book of Luke, 24 Days of Jesus – An Advent Experience

The Book of Luke, 24 Days of Jesus-An Advent Experience

Found and Found Again Chapter 15 is a collection of parables. One, well known and no more relatable than the others, just more often told. Jesus told the tax collectors and the Pharisees, a captive but cynical audience, three stories about loving lost things, maybe hoping they'd all see themselves, realizing they may be caught … Continue reading The Book of Luke, 24 Days of Jesus-An Advent Experience