How Can I Find Peace in the Second Week of Advent? Psalm 85

In December of 1995, my family experienced a Christmas like no other. My youngest daughter, not even a year yet, had a spiral fracture of her femur. The path to healing required a rigid cast that extended down from her chest to her toes. Diaper changes, eating, sleeping, and surviving were incredibly difficult for us. … Continue reading How Can I Find Peace in the Second Week of Advent? Psalm 85

Holding onto Hope in Advent – Psalm 80

It is dark at my house this morning. The electricity went out at some point during the night, leaving my entire neighborhood shrouded in blackness. I wander about the house, gathering candles, a lighter, and my trusty book light. Without light, my home becomes a frustrating obstacle course featuring various objects ready to bruise my … Continue reading Holding onto Hope in Advent – Psalm 80

Are you feeling lost, disoriented, or out of time in this season of Advent? Psalm 25

Decades before GPS was available at my fingertips, my children and I roamed the earth in a Honda minivan, getting lost on many occasions. The only thing worse than getting lost with your own young children is getting lost with your friends’ children at the Houston Zoo. Had I been to the Zoo before? Sure, … Continue reading Are you feeling lost, disoriented, or out of time in this season of Advent? Psalm 25

How Do I Hold Fast to the Blessed Hope? Psalm 24

A photo of an Advent Wreath on the Second Sunday of Advent. In the days and weeks leading up to Christmas Day, I find my schedule filling to overflowing. Amazing events celebrating the season sprinkle across my calendar. Each neat square gets covered like an overly decorated Christmas cookie. And as a mother, grandmother, wife, … Continue reading How Do I Hold Fast to the Blessed Hope? Psalm 24