Epiphany Comfort: True Home

“For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than live in the tents of wickedness. For the Lord God is a sun and shield;  he bestows favor and honor. No good thing does the Lord withhold  from those whoContinue reading “Epiphany Comfort: True Home”

Epiphany Comfort: Being Unpopular

“He began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”. . .All the people in the synagogue were furious when they heard this. They got up, drove him out of the town, and took him to the brow of the hill on which the town was built, in order to throwContinue reading “Epiphany Comfort: Being Unpopular”

Epiphany Comfort: Come + See, Go + Tell

“Then Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee… He began to teach in their synagogues and was praised by everyone…he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me toContinue reading “Epiphany Comfort: Come + See, Go + Tell”

Epiphany Comfort: Water and Light

“For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light. O continue your steadfast love to those who know you,  and your salvation to the upright of heart!” -Psalm 36:9-10 In my neck of the woods, these are long days of cold and darkness. The flash and excess of Christmas decorContinue reading “Epiphany Comfort: Water and Light”

Epiphany Comfort: Jesus is Baptised

“When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.” Luke 3:21-22 While mostContinue reading “Epiphany Comfort: Jesus is Baptised”

Epiphany Comfort: Illumination, Encounter & Intuition

“They set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising, until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy.”  -Matthew 2:9-10 The beauty and challenge of language is that a single word canContinue reading “Epiphany Comfort: Illumination, Encounter & Intuition”

Comfort for Fall: Sing Praise (Psalm 34)

Scroll to the bottom for a link to listen to this post on our Some Comfort and Joy podcast! “I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.” -Psalm 34:1 “If the lights went out right now, what song would you sing?” This was the question researchers used to identifyContinue reading “Comfort for Fall: Sing Praise (Psalm 34)”

Comfort for Fall: Bless the Lord (Psalm 104)

Scroll to the bottom for a link to listen to this post on our Some Comfort and Joy podcast! “Bless the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God, you are very great.” -Psalm 104:1 What does it mean for my soul to bless the Lord? Many of us are familiar with the idea of giving allContinue reading “Comfort for Fall: Bless the Lord (Psalm 104)”

Comfort for Fall: Peril and Promise (Joel 2)

Scroll to the bottom for a link to listen to this post on our Some Comfort and Joy podcast! “The threshing floors shall be full of grain, the vats shall overflow with wine and oil. I will repay you for the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the hopper, the destroyer, and the cutter, my greatContinue reading “Comfort for Fall: Peril and Promise (Joel 2)”

Comfort for Fall: God’s artwork (Psalm 8:3-5)

Scroll to the bottom for a link to listen to this post on our Some Comfort and Joy podcast! “I look up at your macro-skies, dark and enormous, your handmade sky-jewelry, Moon and stars mounted in their settings. Then I look at my micro-self and wonder, Why do you bother with us? Why take aContinue reading “Comfort for Fall: God’s artwork (Psalm 8:3-5)”