Advent Week 2: Candle of Preparation

We light the second purple candle of Advent this week, also known as the Bethlehem Candle.  Consider all the things we do naturally in preparation for a birth. The efforts include inventory creation -- we purchase the necessary items and start stacking the items away. We set up a room for welcoming the new baby with … Continue reading Advent Week 2: Candle of Preparation


Get Yourself Ready! Advent begins…

If we think about it, one of the major lessons of life is preparation. Memes and messages remind us to live in the present because we spend so much time preparing for the near and distant future.  We "live right" now as preparation for eternity.  We have future plans that we only accomplish by planning … Continue reading Get Yourself Ready! Advent begins…

The Anonymous Blessing (#DearGiftedGirl)

Dear Gifted Girl,  My prayer is that we learn contentment in our obedience, and hold steady. (I wanted to call this entry "Wait Your Turn.") The temptation of the current day culture is to be seen -- to make ourselves visible, to market ourselves. I admit there is something in the cycle of achievement where … Continue reading The Anonymous Blessing (#DearGiftedGirl)

Pre-Advent Thoughts

We are one week out from the beginning of the Advent season. Once I learned this word, Advent, I loved it. Here are the definitions.  -- the period beginning four Sundays before Christmas and observed by some Christians as a season of prayer and fasting -- the coming of Christ at the Incarnation -- not … Continue reading Pre-Advent Thoughts

How to Pray When Threatened (prayer tool)

Royal Ones,  If you are not on Facebook, then you may not know I make short instructional videos called Prayer Tools. The content is biblical, and encourages us to draw from God's Word for prayer strategy. The videos are on YouTube, so I invite you to search "prayer tool," watch, and if led, comment.  Today's … Continue reading How to Pray When Threatened (prayer tool)