Advent Meditations: Thursday, December 6

Psalm 18:1–50  •  Isaiah 2:12–22  •  Luke 20:27–40 I’ve worried about the death of my loved ones since I was very young. In an early memory, I’m running my fingers along my father’s wooden rosary beads and wondering what would happen to me if he died. I’m not much taller in this memory than my … read more

Another Kind of Love

For many of us, the Thanksgiving break is a welcome retreat from our work and studies. But emotions are running high after this year’s election, and the holiday season may mean we’ll find ourselves in difficult conversations with family and friends over shared meals. How do we communicate when we have differences of opinion without […]

In That Instant – Creation

When my husband and I found out we were expecting, we did as many other couples do and decided not to tell anyone about the pregnancy until after the first trimester. The most dangerous time for a pregnancy is the first twelve weeks, when approximately twenty percent of pregnancies end in miscarriage. We felt prudent […]

Alison O. Poage

Thursday – December 3 Psalm 18:1-20; Amos 4:6-13; Matthew 21:33-46   Listen to the author read their meditation and prayer: Alison O. Poage Advent Meditation We recently had the 70-year-old foundation of our home replaced. The project did not go smoothly: water pipes broke, shower tiles cracked, tears spilled. During the process, I turned to […]