Advent

Advent Anticipation: The Birth of Our Savior

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 As I’ve written these past three weeks, we anticipate in two different ways: looking back to plan for tomorrow and looking ahead. This week is once more looking back to look ahead. For those who trust Jesus as their Lord and Savior, this will make sense to you. To those who ...continue reading

Advent Anticipation: 5 Reasons to Look Forward to a New Year

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 2020 has been awful. I’m sure I’ve said that numerous times. Probably you have as well. Sure, maybe there have been some bright spots, but for most of us, the net has been a negative. But, at the time of this post, there will be only 17 days left in 2020. ...continue reading

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Advent Anticipation: Looking Back to Look Forward

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 Recently, I received and e-mail notification from an organization I’m in to remind me to renew my membership. In it, the writer said that Merriam-Webster usually comes up with a word or phrase to describe the past year. Words it used for 2020 were ones like “lockdown, pandemic, furlough” to name ...continue reading

Advent Anticipation: Looking Forward to Christmas

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 These past few weeks have been hard. It’s been difficult to hear the negativity awash in the news and on social media, to attempt to prepare a Thanksgiving that was both safe and enjoyable for family. It got so bad at one point that I seriously considered not decorating for Christmas. ...continue reading

Advent Week 4: Light

Note: Advent, of course, is over now, but this miniseries wouldn’t be complete without one last post. January is my hardest month. Sure, the days are starting to get longer, but the difference in when the sun sets is so miniscule that it’s hard to notice. In the morning, it’s almost like the sun struggles ...continue reading