2018 Advent Series – Day 17   At our annual ladies Christmas party, the women of my church gather in someone’s home to dip hot chocolate out of a slow cooker and share prayer requests for the coming year. One of the women among us has walked very slowly […]

Day 17 – Am I worth this?


2018 Advent Series – Day 13 Today, be blessed by this excerpt of an advent devotional by Dietrich Bonhoeffer:   We have become so accustomed to the idea of divine love and of God’s coming at Christmas that we no longer feel the shiver of fear that God’s coming should […]

Day 13 – Dietrich Bonhoeffer on the Coming of Jesus



2018 Advent Series – Day 12 To spend time in any part of Isaiah during the Christmas season is to eventually find ourselves meditating on verses that are sweet and familiar to our souls. Jesus is here. The hints of him whisper and shout from between passages that describe wrecked […]

Day 12 – We’ve Seen a Great Light


2018 Advent Series – Day 11 The book of Isaiah opens with lament. It is a list of charges, a compilation of personal affronts, and the list is given by God himself. Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for the Lord has spoken: “Children have I reared and […]

Day 11 – Jesus didn’t stop regarding man



[Note from Tilly: Finding myself pregnant at Christmas for the third time, I’ve committed to do a short advent devotional each weekday of December . They will all be labeled by date and can be found together under the “Advent” subject category.] 2018 Advent Series – Day 10 The loneliest […]

Day 10 – My Loneliest Christmas in Milan


[Note from Tilly: Finding myself pregnant at Christmas for the third time, I’ve committed to do a short advent devotional each weekday of December . They will all be labeled by date and can be found together under the “Advent” subject category.] 2018 Advent Series – Day 6   This […]

Day 7 – Wine and Milk



[Note from Tilly: Finding myself pregnant at Christmas for the third time, I’ve committed to do a short advent devotional each weekday of December . They will all be labeled by date and can be found together under the “Advent” subject category.] 2018 Advent Series – Day 6   Today […]

Day 6 – The Magnificat


[Note from Tilly: Finding myself pregnant at Christmas for the third time, I’ve committed to do a short advent devotional each weekday of December . They will all be labeled by date and can be found together under the “Advent” subject category.] 2018 Advent Series – Day 5   “Do […]

Day 5 – Sanctification by Gingerbread



[Note from Tilly: Finding myself pregnant at Christmas for the third time, I’ve committed to do a short advent devotional each weekday of December . They will all be labeled by date and can be found together under the “Advent” subject category.] 2018 Advent Series – Day 4 Justin and […]

Day 4 – Good News in Music


[Note from Tilly: Finding myself pregnant at Christmas for the third time, I’ve committed to do a short advent devotional each weekday of December . They will all be labeled by date and can be found together under the “Advent” subject category.] 2018 Advent Series – Day 1 In some […]

Day 1 – Babies as saviors