What Will Not Be Taken Away

Scripture: Luke 10:38-42 (CEB) While Jesus and his disciples were traveling, Jesus entered a village where a woman named Martha welcomed him as a guest. She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his message. By contrast, Martha was...

Here Am I

By Stacy Blackmon During Advent, I read the biblical narratives of Jesus’ birth over and over again. I was particularly drawn to the account in the book of Luke and Mary’s response to a holy encounter. In the first chapter, the angel Gabriel appears to Mary and tells...

Excited About Her Future

By Stacy Blackmon My niece recently turned the big 1-0.  When I called her on her big day I asked, “Do you feel anything different today– having reached double digits?”  She quickly responded “I think I’m taller and I’m more excited.”  “About what?” I asked....

Don’t Look Away

By Stacy Blackmon My morning routine usually starts with prayer and deep breathing and is quickly followed by list making and a cup of coffee while watching the news.  Some days, I take it all in very casually.  Other days, I am absolutely overwhelmed by the sights...