2020 Has Felt Like Advent All Year

by CAROLINE COBB For many, 2020 has felt like one long groan. Between the pandemic, a struggling economy, the isolation of quarantine and online school, civil unrest, racial injustice, wildfires, hurricanes, a noisy election, and divisive public discourse, this year...

Words of Encouragement During This Season

“Do not be afraid” was the message brought by angels to four people while telling them life-altering news. Anxiety would be any human’s response to protecting themselves from hopes being dashed again, a dramatic change of plans, dreams being crushed, or feeling...

But What About The Llama?

by Eric Clayton I had waited far too long. Advent was turning into Christmas. This was my last chance, and I could only find one souvenir shop still open. It was Sunday, and there was only one nativity set left that fit into my post-graduate volunteer budget. All...

An Advent Reflection for 2020

By John C. Odean And so, we continue on through Advent, overwhelmed in the remembrance that God entered the world in a new way to reach out to humankind with encompassing love. Angels heralded the birth of the Messiah and kings came from the east to worship and marvel...