Advent

Communal Prayer for Advent 1 (Mt. 24:36-44)

By Kasey Hitt
God, You tell us to live with open eyes, for You are coming into this world and we're to watch for Your arrival. So many had given up watching and were unaware when You entered… read more

Disastrous Christmas

By Don Underwood
Forty years ago I was the youth minister at a church in a county seat town. There was a strong tradition in this church of providing a live nativity scene every year, and it was… read more

Communal Prayer for Advent 2 (Mt. 3:1-12)

By Kasey Hitt
God, we are a people who are surrounded by noise outside of us and filled with noise inside of us. The clutter within builds up and buries the way to our hearts. You've given us a … read more

Christmas Craziness

By Sharon J. Harding
Christmas is a season of wonder and joy. At least it is supposed to be! For many of us Christmas has become a season of stress and endless to do lists. In my town the Christmas… read more

Joseph’s Dreams

By Brett Younger
Matthew 1:18-25 Saint Joseph is the patron saint of cabinetmakers, confectioners, engineers, immigrants, house hunters, travelers, pioneers, pregnant women, fathers, and married… read more

Called to Be Disciples, Not Admirers

By Mike Childress
Matthew 11:2-11 In 1964, I had one of the most extraordinary experiences in my childhood. My aunt and uncle took me to see the World’s Fair. The closest thing to such an… read more
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