If the wise men of the Christmas story had been following a Disney-esque plotline, what would that have looked like? Is your heart seeking and searching this holiday season? If so, Episode 45 of the Presently Engaged Podcast was made with you in mind. Hear this promise: God responds to the seekers and the searchers.
Like the rest of the world, we're in the middle of Christmas over at the Presently Engaged Podcast! Each short and friendly episode is just right for your walk around the block in the middle of a busy week or the drive to your family get-together. Here are three episodes I think you'll enjoy: #42: Somebody [...]
You've heard the story: The shepherds were in the field, keeping watch over their flocks by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, terrifying each brave shepherd. The angel declared good news of great joy given to all people in all of time—including you and me: "Fear not, for behold, I bring [...]
Did Mary ride on a donkey? Was there an innkeeper? Were there three wise men, or thirteen? Episode 44 of the Presently Engaged Podcast ponders what we actually know about Christmas. Join in!
Remember inspecting the packages underneath the tree? You may not have been old enough to read, but you could recognize your own name. There it was: mixed in with other presents, was one wrapped just for you. And there was your name. You knew that on Christmas morning, you would open that present, and [...]
The legendary Amazon holiday catalog has arrived at our house. I hear it whispered in conversations as children share their hearts with each other: “I wonder what I’m going to get for Christmas?” And if I were going to be honest—which I am—I’ve had the same thoughts myself. What do you want for Christmas, friend? If [...]
Are you in a flurry of decorating over there? Do you have boxes strewn around and things in process? Or are you one of those rare unicorns who has decorated already, and you’re enjoying hot chocolate by your crackling (or digital) fire? I used to view decoration as something to simply do, on a long [...]
If you were to list some attributes of Jesus, your list might look a bit like mine: Holy. Righteous. Merciful. Compassionate. Omnipotent. Powerful. Creator. Faithful. Good. Recently though, I saw an attribute of Jesus that I had never contemplated before: Thankful.
In this special episode of the Presently Engaged Podcast, access Chapter 1 of The Question Habit by Mandy Pallock. The Question Habit will support you as you mentor with questions, facilitate grace-filled conversations, and go deeper with care. Ready?
On a trip through the mountains, aspen trees quake in glorious splendor, ablaze in orange and red and gold. Rarely will you find a lone aspen—they grow in stands or groves. Why? Because aspen trees grow together, not separately. The visible part of a tree is not the entire part. Below the surface, roots [...]