12/13/18 My Faith Community

 
Christmas Eve Worship — Dec 24 — at 5:00 PM

We are half way through Advent — the season of watching, waiting, longing, and preparing. I’ve got to tell you — I love the themes of this season. I do better with Advent than Christmas. I struggle with the dark and cold and sometimes damp of this season. And I worry about our friends who live outside.I long for the day when people are housed and employed. I long for the day when everyone can get the help they need with recovery from addiction and treatment for mental health.
These things are on my heart and mind during Advent and Christmas. I struggle with the being “jolly” part and the “ho ho ho!” But the timeless story about a refugee couple looking for shelter in a little town and ending up giving birth in a stable, I love. The part about “the word made flesh” and a “light in the darkness” — feeds my soul and fills me with hope.
So may this season fill you with hope, peace, deep joy, and love. If you need someone to talk with or pray with, give me a call. We need each other. I am thankful for you — my faith community.
Advent Blessings,
Steve