This week we share with you one of the paintings and artist statements from our Draw Near Advent Series. There are several beautiful depictions of the Advent story that we won’t cover on Sunday mornings. Take time to look at the painting, reflect, and study what you see, read the scripture reference, and then ponder over the artist’s statement below. Equilibrium by Lisle Gwynn Garrity inspired by Luke 3: 7-18 John the Baptist cries out from the wilderness, willed by the vision of a world where the crooked will be made straight......
Are you prepared for change? So many people don’t like change. Others enjoy it – or at least tolerate it – but never really prepare for it. But here’s the truth: we should always be prepared for change! And here’s another truth: Christmas is all about change! We change our homes by adorning it with decorations. We change our budget – setting aside money for gifts and travel and parties and special foods. We change our radio stations to the “All Christmas All The Time” stations. We change our eating habits as......