Prepare the Way

Prepare the Way "Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for Him." - Luke 3:4 I spent much of yesterday and early today cleaning house with my family. We took down fall/Thanksgiving decorations. We said "hasta lavista" to all of our usual decor, and we put up Christmas decorations. Pictures, candles, cards, wreaths, lights, tins, books - you name it. If it has a Christmas connection - it's now present in every visible part of the parsonage. The Church celebrates two major holidays each year. These "holy" days are significant enough that they require periods of preparation. Easter is the celebration of Christ's resurrection, and Christians are invited to prepare during t


"But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing to the Lord for the Lord has been good to me." - Psalm 13:5-6 I attended Exploration 2019 last weekend as the Vocational Discernment Coordinator for the Northern Illinois Conference. Exploration 2019 is a United Methodist event to help young people (from around the country) discern God's calling on their lives. Essentially, I spent a lot of time meeting and listening, networking and praying for young people in our local church and larger denomination. I was surprised to hear one of the workshop leaders describe our denomination as in a "dumpster fire" mode. And yet, he shared, he witnessed God cont

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