Blessed Anticipation

“For unto you a child is born, unto us a Son is given…”                                                                                                 -Isaiah 9:6a Reid Walters Christmas is a season that is steeped in anticipation: the anticipation of seeing loved ones, the anticipation of giving and receiving gifts and, most importantly, the anticipation of celebrating the birth of the Messiah. However, the anticipationContinue reading “Blessed Anticipation”

Arriving at Our Origins

Joanie Mercy Etymology, or “the origin of words” is a natural study for a student of ancient languages.  Latin is especially fitting to study since it is a root language of our modern English.  Many words we use every day are actually Latin words.  Many more are derived from Latin ones.  Looking at the originContinue reading “Arriving at Our Origins”

Pausing for Poetry in Luke’s Gospel

Rembrandt “Simeon’s Song of Praise” Anna Carrington One of my favorite distance learning opportunities in 2020 is a disruptive practice I call “pause for poetry.” My sons really enjoy this seemingly random occurrence; it means a break from worksheets, and the alliterative repetition of “p” makes it fun to announce. “Pause for poetry” is simple:Continue reading “Pausing for Poetry in Luke’s Gospel”

Shadows and Light

We’ve found ourselves still living in the midst of a global pandemic. Death tolls rise and restrictions remain. And yet, God, too, is steadfast. What is God revealing to you so you know he is Trustworthy, Beautiful, and Good?  Joel Rohde Almost two years after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, my grandfather was put into aContinue reading “Shadows and Light”