March 26, 2021


Last night’s sunset was frayed, for each hue left trace of itself upon the next, like fragile fingers trying to take hold of what would come next. As its glow filled the sky beyond us and the space around us, I wondered, did the Israelites


December 25, 2020

ADVENTuring #27

Jesse Tree December 25 - Day 25 Beneath Ornament - Baby Jesus Thank you for joining this ADVENTure! I so hope through it, you’ve found Him in spots you haven’t before and sites you haven’t searched in a long time.   I


December 24, 2020

ADVENTuring #26

Jesse Tree December 24 - Day 24 Magi Ornament - Star Lift up your eyes on high and see who has created these stars, the One who leads forth their host by number, He calls them all by name; because of the greatness of His might


December 23, 2020

ADVENTuring #25

Jesse Tree Day 23 – December 23 ENTRUSTED Ornament - Carpenter’s Tools In the tales of our heroes of old, there is one least told--that of Joseph, a carpenter who dreamed the birth of the babe, who would save mankind. Joseph


December 22, 2020

ADVENTuring #24

Jesse Tree Day 22 – December 22 LENT Ornament - Mary or Angel In a moment, stifling still, Mary stood.  Then came a Presence, moving like a wind, stirring like a breeze.  It may have been a day hung in the balance between


December 21, 2020

ADVENTuring #23

Jesse Tree December 21 - Day 21 WILDERNESS Ornament - John the Baptist Prophesied 700 years before his birth, John the Baptist was birthed into a season long prophetically silent. He came, called to prepare the way of the Lord. His


December 20, 2020

ADVENTuring #22

Jesse Tree December 20 - Day 20 REJOICE Ornament - Elizabeth After decades of mute majesty, miracles, long marinated, began falling like manna, melting in the mouth of His people, bringing taste to what they would soon see. Zechariah’s


December 19, 2020

ADVENTuring #21

Jesse Tree December 19 - Day 19 REBUILD Ornament - Wall or Watchtower Three times the Jews were taken into captivity by Babylon.  Then three times they were permitted to return to their homeland.  The first group that exited


December 18, 2020

ADVENTuring #20

Jesse Tree December 18 - Day 18 PERISH Ornament - Esther  Esther and Mordecai belong to the period after the Babylonian exile, when Babylon had been replaced by Persia as the ruling power. The story is set in Susa, one of the


December 17, 2020

ADVENTuring #19

Jesse Tree December 17 - Day 17 BORN Ornament - Bethlehem Bethlehem is a city in the hill country of Judah, situated about five miles south of Jerusalem.   Bethlehem was know as an agricultural town.  In fact, its origin name