Category: Hurting Hearts 2020

Advent #3: Hope In The Hurt

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 (NRSV) Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that has been given you in Christ Jesus, for in… Continue Reading “Advent #3: Hope In The Hurt”

Advent #2: Hope In The Hurt

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1 Isaiah 64:1-9 (NRSV) O that you would tear open the heavens and come down,    so that the mountains would quake at your presence—as when fire kindles brushwood    and the fire causes water to boil—to make your name known to your adversaries,    so that the… Continue Reading “Advent #2: Hope In The Hurt”

Advent #1: Hope In The Hurt

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29 Mark 13:24-37 (NRSV) “But about that day or hour no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.  Beware, keep alert; for you do not know when the time will come. It is like a man… Continue Reading “Advent #1: Hope In The Hurt”

An Advent for Hurting Hearts

INTRODUCTION As I have been thinking, praying, and writing Advent reflections, I am mindful that this season will be an especially poignant time of watching and waiting. My longing for God has deepened during this unusual and challenging year; I have desperately prayed for… Continue Reading “An Advent for Hurting Hearts”