Advent Devotions For Moms Day 2: Favor vs. Earning

(Advent Devotions for Moms)   The angel said to her, “Fear not Mary, for you have found favor with God” – Luke 1:30    Why Mary?   Mary hailed from the House of David, and from Nazareth which all the Old Testament prophecies foretold of the...

Protected: Advent for Moms -Day 23: Wish

  “When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.” Matthew 2:9 We have lost sight of stars… Childhood wonder. Nighttime magic....

Protected: Advent for Moms- Day 22: 10 Mom Ponderings

“But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart.” Luke 2:19   In the Greek, ponder means, “To sit with and “throw together, bring together, confer with oneself”. I love that concept. To think random thoughts and let...

Protected: Advent for Moms- Day 21: Photos

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear...

Protected: Advent For Moms – Day 20: This Moment

And so it was while they were there it was so that her days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in the manger because there was no room for them in the inn. Luke...

Protected: Advent for Moms- Day 18: Not Alone.

I’m just intrigued with the whole 80 mile journey to Bethlehem thing. Most preachers gloss over this. They went and she gave birth. But 16 years ago, I had a one month old by December and let me say, we are skipping a few things in scripture, for sure. I mean,...

Protected: Advent For Moms- Day 17: Enough

When is the journey enough? When was Mary’s journey’s “enough”? Was it when she visited with the Angel, hung out with Elizabeth, and allowed Joseph to wrestle with her news? Total of 20 brownie points for each. How about those 9 months before...

Protected: Advent for Moms – Day 16: Steps

Words for Meditation… because really long journeys in the desert deserve respect, honor, and time for our hearts to catch up. The spaces are deliberately long. Take a breath in each one.   May you find yourself in between the spaces and the words intended to...

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