Opening the door of our heart

As we celebrate Advent and prepare for Jesus’ coming, my missionary friend Carolyn says we actually are looking for a 3-fold coming as we move toward Christmas. Jesus as a baby. “And the Word became […]

Practice saying “yes” during Advent

While my wife, Jennifer, and I were celebrating Thanksgiving with my daughter and her family in Indianapolis, I got a voice message from an old friend saying that her mother had died and asking if […]

Advent is a time to be wounded in spirit

Of my more than 30 books on Advent, one uniquely stands out. Wounded in Spirit — Advent Art and Meditations by David Bannon looks at the art of 25 artists, many of whom painted as […]

You get to take 3 things

I don’t know when this all started, but my wife, Jennifer, and I have done some serious downsizing this fall. We had our house re-roofed about 6 weeks ago, and that house project kicked into […]