Hi! I’m Alexus, and I could lovingly be referred to as a pen collector, highlighter junkie, and post-it hoarder. In other words, I'm a thorough planner. I carry my planner with me everywhere and have had nightmares about losing it to the wind.
I have kept my face glued to my screen(s) over the last weekend, my heart breaking. I don’t know of a better analogy for human fallenness than a peaceful event turning violent due to the sin nature that we all wrestle with. Fear, anger, racism, and confusion.
Do you remember the point in your life where you realized that the adults in the room didn’t have all the answers? All of us come to that realization at some point. For me, it was in our kitchen early in the morning on September 11th, 2001. My mom was standing perfectly still watching the news.
Whenever I’m faced with uncertainty in life, I always get jealous of the people in the Bible that heard God’s voice audibly. I so badly want the thunder to crack and hear God’s unmistakably booming voice say: “Isaac, you need to do ‘X’ and stop thinking about ‘Y’. ” Sadly, though, that doesn’t happen-at least not for me.
I recently went out to lunch with a friend of mine and as we were doing the song and dance of figuring out where to eat, he named off at least two restaurants in my small town that I hadn’t even realized were there.
In order to prepare for Christmas Day, we celebrate the season of Advent. Advent simply means "the arrival or coming of something. " We've created a reading plan that will walk you through the coming of Jesus in the scripture. Below you can find this simple tool to help your family celebrate the Advent season. .
"Sticks and stones may break my bones. " Chances are you didn’t even have to think about the rest of the expression. It’s one of those sayings that somehow we just know.
The power was still off when I woke up Monday morning. From my front window I could already see some of the damage left behind from Sunday’s extreme bout of storms. It was just getting bright enough outside to walk around and assess the damage.
The light had turned green. It was green. Bright green, in fact. On a structure specifically designed to be easily noticed by drivers. And the car in front of me remained stationary. .
I love verses like the one we have for our Words of Hope this week. It’s quick and concise – getting the point across and satisfying our short attention spans. If I had just a few seconds with you to describe God’s love for us, I’d tell you this.