Hope for the Hopeless

Our world really misunderstands hope. Often people see it as a desire for something to happen. One of my favorite examples of this kind of hope is in Antiques Roadshow. You know the show, people bring in old stuff and “hope” that their old item actually has high value. What they are really looking for is the promise of new… More →

History of the Advent Wreath

Advent is the season when Christians make spiritual preparation for the coming of Jesus Christ at Christmas.  Celebrating with an Advent wreath is a meaningful custom in many Christian traditions.  On that wreath, four or five candles are typically arranged.  During the season of Advent, one candle on the wreath is lit each Sunday as a part of the Advent services.  The… More →