Advent Category

Dec 24

Merry Christmas from Mending the Soul!

As we reflect on Christ’s birth this Christmas we are reminded of how much we have to be thankful for. Christ is our Immanuel, He is God with us. Always. His heart is the heart that beats in ours. His hands the hands in ours. His words of comfort in our mouths. His healing power made […]

Dec 11

Advent Week Two: God Loves Us Too Much to Give Us What We Expect

Advent comes from the Latin word for “arrival” or “coming,” and it is our celebration of the coming of Christ; both His past and future coming. Since the 4th century, the Western Christian church celebrated Christmas on December 25, perhaps because this was the Roman winter solace celebrated by pagan festivals. It also marked the […]

Dec 04

An Unexpected Advent Gift: Angry Tears

Let love be genuine…Weep with those who weep. —Romans 12:9, 15 You came to me today. Not in a way I expected. Last week I realized that we’ve begun advent and I looked around for a Christmas book to guide me: something articulate, clever, artistic. I had none of those things in front of me. […]