Tag: Advent

Peace with God

Written by Dawn Rutan My favorite Christmas song is Casting Crowns’ rendition of “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote additional...

Joy in Abiding

Written by Dawn Rutan The third week of Advent is typically associated with the theme of joy. Of the four themes, love, joy, and peace...

Love Came First

Written by Dawn Rutan Love is one of the traditional themes of Advent, thinking particularly of God’s love made incarnate in Jesus Christ. I happen...

You Are Quite Wrong

As we enter the Christmas season, we should remember that a lot of people reject our Christ. They reject that there could be one true...

Hopes and Fears

Written by Dawn Rutan “The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight” (Phillips Brooks). The first Sunday of Advent is...

A Brief Thought for Advent

Written by Dawn Rutan The four traditional emphases of the Advent wreath are hope, peace, joy, and love. As I was looking at some Scriptures...