The DDF community has offered so much wisdom and hope in comments during Advent. I’m sharing just a few of them here, to give us a faith-filled perspective going into the New Year. The promise made so long ago to the apostles fills me with hope and comfort. I am never alone, in spite of [...]
Imagine that in just a few days, God’s life in you will be born in some new form. Please click on the image below to begin your reflection of words and images to help you focus and rest. If you are unable to see the image, please click here.
Here is our last post involving Scripture and theology for this Advent season. Questionable Women In the first chapter of Matthew’s Gospel, we find: An account of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob [...]
Christmas is presented almost exclusively as a family holiday. But not everyone can look forward to holiday time with loved ones. The reasons for this are more prevalent than people realize: You have no living relatives. Physical distance makes it impossible to see the family you do have. Serious problems in the family make it [...]
One of the most difficult dynamics of the holiday season is family expectations. Because we have built up the holidays to be all about family (and for many people, this is not the reality), we carry a mental ideal: time spent with loved ones, with lots of good food, stellar gifts, and nothing going wrong. [...]