Advent, the Savior

O Emmanuel, our King and Lawgiver, the Expectation and Saviour of the nations! come and save us, O Lord our God! We are very close now. Making lists and checking them twice. O Wisdom, Order, and Prudence. I need You. O Adonai, Leadership, Laws, and Redemption. I need You. O Root of Jesse, Ensign, and … More Advent, the Savior

Advent, the Ensign

O Root of Jesse, Which standest for an ensign of the people, before Whom kings shall keep silence, Whom the Gentiles shall beseech: come and deliver us, and tarry not. Isaiah 11:10 An ensign is like a signal, standard, or a banner. It can point out a place where everyone of the same tribe is … More Advent, the Ensign

Advent, endurance

Today feels like a crossroads. A point where I must choose to go back, try an easier path, stay right here, or keep going forward. “For the grace of God our Savior hath appeared to all men; instructing us, that, denying ungodliness and worldly desires, we should live soberly, and justly, and godly in this … More Advent, endurance

Advent, Ember Days

The Traditional Church encourages three days of fasting, abstinence and prayer this week, and these “Ember Days” happen four days a year with the change of seasons. (How do we fast? By abstaining from meat and eating only one full meal, with two snacks as needed, and replacing it with prayer.) Why fasting? Because it … More Advent, Ember Days

One Resolution

There is only one resolution I make every year. And if I was allowed only one prayer for my family, my friends, and my community, it would be for this. Silence with God. Trade in your distractions and temptations, even some sleep if that is what it takes, for silence with Him. Every day. Work … More One Resolution

The Trial

I am clinging to the map of “both/and” as I travel the path to eternity filled with questions. Is God justice or mercy?  Both/and. Did He pre-determine a plan for our lives or do we get to choose our own way?  Both/and.   But I have yet to find a path on this journey that … More The Trial