Faithfulness Week 2, Day 4

Joseph. Carpenter. Worker of wood. Wood is predictable. People - not so much. I thought I knew her. We were engaged. Troth plighted and all that. Now I find she’s… Pregnant. Not mine. Having visions. Never did that before. Angels. Spouting poetry. “My soul doth magnify…” Don’t remember that before either. No one else knows. … Continue reading Faithfulness Week 2, Day 4

Faithfulness, Week 2, Day 3

Today we are reading about a woman with a huge role in the story of God’s plan of salvation. Read Luke 1:26-38. (This week's scriptures are right here.) How did Mary react to this very startling experience? In all the artistic portrayals I’ve seen of this event, Mary looks peaceful and calm—completely surrendered to God. … Continue reading Faithfulness, Week 2, Day 3

Faithfulness, Week 2, Day 1

Advent begins next week! During Advent—this dark time of the year—we remember that Jesus is the Light. One way I do this is to light the candles on my Advent wreath. A quick google search for DIY Advent wreaths will show you that the word “wreath” is only a suggestion. Advent candles can be lined … Continue reading Faithfulness, Week 2, Day 1

Faithfulness Week 1, Day 4

What was it like, The life of the wife of the Prophet, Mrs. Isaiah, neb’iah? Were there morning coffee groups Especially for stay-at-home-prophetess-moms Calling to their offspring as they played? “A-Remnant-Shall-Return, I told you to share those apricots! Swift-To-The-Plunder, Quick-To-Carry-Away, Do stop tattling on your brother! When your father gets home…” Visions to share, Messages … Continue reading Faithfulness Week 1, Day 4

Faithfulness Week 1, Day 3

This week we read God’s promises to Abraham that he would bless the whole world through one of Abraham’s descendants. Throughout the Old Testament, God continued to speak his promises, often to prophets—people he chose to proclaim his message. One of these prophets was Isaiah, a well-educated Jewish man who may have been related to … Continue reading Faithfulness Week 1, Day 3

Faithfulness Week 1, Day 2

They call You the God of Abraham, but You are Also the God of Sarah, Chaldaean Princess, called to Serve her Lord and Master, mother of mighty multitudes Who remained unrealized, unbegotten, unbegun Only in stubborn fact. She knew, believed that Your promises Stand, judged You faithful even as she stood And laughed in the … Continue reading Faithfulness Week 1, Day 2