The Shalom of Advent

The Advent season officially begins this Sunday. ..... The word advent literally means "the arrival of a notable person, thing, or event". It carries with it a sense of waiting with expectation for said notable person or event. ..... Advent is pregnant with expectation. But, what are we expecting with the celebration of the coming …

Shalom: The Way Things Ought To Be (When Things Aren’t What They Ought To Be) Part 2

"And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:7 (ESV) There have been multiple points in my life when I can say, "Yes, God met me in that moment and despite my circumstances, He gave me a peace that could only be described as …

Shalom: The Way Things Ought To Be (When Things Aren’t What They Ought To Be) Part 1

As I sit and read stories from brave woman that I know personally and from afar who have responded to the Harvey Weinstein scandal by saying #metoo, I can't help but grieve over how things aren't what they ought to be in our world. I think about my daughter. I think about the world she's …

Shalom

Shalom --------- Whether because of current events, political climates or natural disasters, Shalom is a term that has received a lot of traction lately. --------- Shalom is a small Hebrew word with a lot of meaning. Per usual, the English language isn't able to fully encapsulate the meaning of a word when translated. Shalom is …