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Advent: the season of joy

Advent: the season of joy

After Irish’s father tragically drowned, her mother struggled to support her five children with the little money she earned as a farmworker in the fields of India. The family couldn’t afford nutritious food, and Irish and her siblings were often sick. Who would expect...
Advent: the season of expectation

Advent: the season of expectation

Like a child awaiting Christmas Day … like a mother awaiting the birth of her child in a stable … like the world awaiting a Savior — there are so many people in our world expectantly waiting for change. Advent is the season of expectation. Every day we draw closer to...
Do you realize your worth?

Do you realize your worth?

“This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us …” — 1 John 4:10 The boisterous chatter of elementary school children filled the school bus and I stared blankly out the window with knots in my stomach. My classmates could hardly contain their Friday...
Two babies born on Christmas Day

Two babies born on Christmas Day

On Christmas Day, Christians around the world look back in celebration of Christ’s birth and His gift of salvation. But during Advent — the four weeks leading up to Christmas — Christians look ahead in expectation of Christ’s second coming. Advent season is a time of...
The unlikely path to joy

The unlikely path to joy

Advent is about anticipation, celebration, miracles … and joy. But we often forget it’s also a season of lament — a season when we recognize our need for a Savior. Acknowledging our longing for wholeness is the means through which we truly experience the joy of...
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