A gift of divine grace (a #TBT post)

It doesn’t look promising for the people of Judah. From Isaiah 7:18 through the end of chapter 8, it’s a message of despair. Armies will march. People will be humiliated. The population will be diminished to the point that just a couple of animals can provide enough food. They will find themselves oppressed by the … [Read more…]

Advent Encounters: Elizabeth

After these days his wife Elizabeth conceived, and for five months she kept herself hidden, saying, “Thus the Lord has done for me in the days when he looked on me, to take away my reproach among people.” (Luke 1:24-25 ESV) Sarah laughed. Hannah surrendered. Elizabeth hid. Three women to whom three promises were given … [Read more…]

Christmas can wait (a #TBT post)

I had one of the coolest temp jobs ever in college. It was temp in every possible sense of the word, lasting only one night and paying pretty decently for the late 80s/early 90s. The local mall contracted with the theater department at my college to put up the rather extravagant Christmas decorations. We would … [Read more…]