December 11, 2012

I wonder what it would have been like the day Christ took off His heavenly garments and entered the womb of a woman as an embryo. I can't even fathom what "heavenly garments" are, but as I think about it those are the only words that seem to begin to describe something God would wear. I think of passages in the Old Testament where people had the terrifyingly wonderful privilege of actually seeing God.

I think of Ezekiel who saw God, and just the description of His throne denotes a grandeur that, when thought about, literally leaves me breathless. God is described as glowing and with a halo all around him like a rai...

December 7, 2012

A couple years ago I had the opportunity to play Mary in a Christmas musical, and through the process of preparing for the performance, my heart grew closer to God's. I hadn't even planned on auditioning because I literally hadn't been on stage for fifteen years. Because of some things that had happened and wounds that had been left unhealed in my heart, the idea of the vulnerability that comes with any performance was the farthest thing from my mind.

But God knew what I needed...

A friend was going to audition so I, on a whim, got the monologues and from the first moment I read Mary's part, something in me knew t...

December 2, 2012

This morning I started a new Bible reading plan for Advent that looked at Elizabeth & Zacharias and how their faith played a roll in the birth of The Messiah. That got me wondering what heaven was like before the birth of Jesus over 2,000 years ago. I started to wonder how all these events affected the world we never see.

When Mary was pregnant did the angels quietly hover over her like an overprotective sibling; watching her every move and making sure no harm came to her? And when she did stumble, because she lived in a fallen world, did they want to catch her every time? Would The Father have to remind them that...

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