child's faith, church, holy week, kids, promise, Uncategorized

Looking for the Lamb

Exodus 12:1-27 “Why is this night different from all other nights?” the child asks. The golden twilight feels heavier than usual. Father ties up his sandals hurriedly, and mother paces looking out the front window. Dustier by the minute, neighbors and friends suddenly stir up the narrow streets with suspense. Bleating little lambs, anxious shouts… Continue reading Looking for the Lamb

advent, promise

Warming Light: 5 Minute Advent Devotion

There is a light that changes everything. When it is dark and cold, just a little spark ignites hope. Instead of a black and formidable reality, there is comfort seen on the horizon, because this little glow of light is the beginning of a warm, bright fire. It is no wonder a family gathers around… Continue reading Warming Light: 5 Minute Advent Devotion

baptism, child's faith, promise

Sunshine, Rainbows, and Screaming Babies

Originally posted on 1517legacy.com Every morning, a great light sparkles on the horizon. A downpour of warmth rushes over a dark and sleepy landscape. Sometimes covered by clouds, sometimes shining in solitary glory, the sun covers our planet with a predictable pattern that we almost daily forget. The sun continues to show up, lighting up… Continue reading Sunshine, Rainbows, and Screaming Babies

bible study, lament, promise, psalms

How to Scream at God

I once asked the question out loud, “Have you ever been angry at God?” and I was met with a confusion of quiet stares. On my left I saw a half nod, quickly quieted as her eyes crossed the room. On my right, solemn and serious foreheads wagged stoically, no. A few frozen faces held… Continue reading How to Scream at God