Let There Be Light: Hope in the Darkness

Advent. I’ll be real with you. I didn’t grow up in church, attending services all through the Christmas season as a kid. So as an adult, when I began attending in my late 20’s, advent appeared ritualistic in nature to me. Hear me out…I understand the meaning of Christmas. But the lighting of all the [...]

Because Christmas Is Not About Presents

"I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all the people. The Savior-yes, the Messiah, the Lord-has been born today in Bethlehem." Luke 2:10-11 "So, what is the true meaning of Christmas, Hayley?" "Jesus!" That's my girl!"Hunter, why do we celebrate Christmas?""To get presents!" Um....well, not the answer I was looking for. This doesn't [...]