Joy is something we know we were made to experience, but seems elusive and even hard to define. Yet, the Bible tells us we should experience it regularly, even in the middle of turmoil in our lives. This week looked at why that is possible, and what the Bible says is the key to experiencing joy consistently.

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With a full holiday schedule of parties, school programs, family get-togethers, and more, it can be hard to imagine this as a season of peace. This week we’ll talk about how Christmas makes ‘peace’ possible. We could all use more more peace–in our hearts, in our homes, and in the world around us. We’ll take a practical look at how Jesus makes that possible.

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Advent is a chance to step back and engage in the tension found in waiting. We spend the weeks before Christmas reflecting on the time spent waiting for Christ, and how we can learn to wait on God’s promises still today.

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Mary, a Picture of Humility

We take a look at Mary during the second week of Advent. Mary was a picture of humility. We think of humility as how someone responds when they have wealth or fame, but the story of Mary shows us that humility is just as much about what we want before we have those things.

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