Awaiting Immanuel: Four weeks of Advent devotions

Awaiting Immanuel: Four weeks of Advent devotions

by Rebecca Boardman December holds the darkest of days. For some, this is fearful. Others wrap every surface with artificial lights to have more light around them. For us, let it be a gentle reminder to slow our rhythm and listen to the quiet of creation around us. God speaks in darkness, too. In this […]

Boldcafe group: Advent

Boldcafe group: Advent

December 2019 Why we celebrate four weeks in Advent by Emily Anne Carson The four weeks of Advent provide a special season in which to reflect upon the impact of the Light in all areas of life – especially in the difficulties we face. Read more Advent: The season of illumination by Emily Anne Carson […]

Advent: The season of illumination

Advent: The season of illumination

by Emily Anne Carson Advent is a season of illumination. We watch and wait to welcome the Light. The Light of Christ empowers us to see the world around us in new and braver ways. The Light radiates in such a way that we recognize reality without fear. It isn’t just the overtly happy parts […]

Why we celebrate four weeks in Advent

Why we celebrate four weeks in Advent

by Emily Anne Carson During Advent, we welcome the illuminating power of the light of Christ. Jesus’ presence reveals God’s infinite compassion even in life’s greatest challenges. The four weeks of Advent provide a special season in which to reflect upon the impact of the Light in all areas of life – especially in the […]

Boldcafe group: Credit card debt

Boldcafe group: Credit card debt

November 2019 Paper or plastic: Credit cards cost you than money by Clare La Plante Credit cards are seductive. Thankfully there are other ways to find purpose beyond material goods. Read more Faith reflections: Let’s talk about debt, baby by Rozella Haydée White Shame about debt can wreak havoc in our lives. Scripture reminds us […]

Paper or plastic: Credit card debt costs you more than money

Paper or plastic: Credit card debt costs you more than money

by Clare La Plante I have worked on and off for years as a financial journalist. And I learned as I wrote. In fact, writing about one hot-button topic — credit card debt — helped me to avoid that particular financial heartbreak. I waited until I was about 30 to get my first credit card, […]

Let’s talk about debt, baby

Let’s talk about debt, baby

by Rozella Haydée White We talk about debt in the same ways we talk about sex. We either don’t talk about it at all, or we relegate it to hushed corners of shame. Debt and sex are two things that most people in this country have, yet the church rarely creates space to discuss them. […]

Boldcafe group: Learning to see God’s beloved

Boldcafe group: Learning to see God’s beloved

October 2019 Learning to see God’s beloved by Mary Button A liturgical artist shares how she learned of God’s love while working at an adult care center. Read more Faith reflections: On 1 Corinithians 13:1 by Mary Button What are the Scripture passages that most inform your spiritual life? Read more October 2019. How to […]