Living Light

By Erin Thomas | Twitter: @erinthomas_123 I woke up this morning with a fresh new blanket of white covering the forest. I pulled back the curtain so I could take in the wonderland from the warmth of my bed. The rest of me cringed with how cold Bombadil House was, and how far my bed was from the little […]

An Advent Prayer

Pausing to Say, “Thank You,” and “You’re Welcome!” We’re halfway there, Lord. Halfway. We’re walking through this season of waiting we call Advent, this season filled with songs in a minor key, and we’re grateful for it. More than many in recent memory, this particular Advent feels heavy, confusing, and terribly sad. The world around […]

There Are No Parables About Microwaves in the Bible

There are no parables about microwaves in the Bible. Trust me, I’ve looked. There are stories about plants and animals and people and fishing nets and coins, but not one single parable about a microwave. In fact, out of the 46 parables Jesus told, 40 are about things that are exactly the opposite of a […]

Holy Hindsight

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. According to Luke, the days were an unprecedented blur. The emperor called for a worldwide census, the first of its kind. The leadership in Judea (and every other region in Roman territory) scrambled to facilitate the massive registration […]

Pregnant with Heaven

When I was a child and teenager, preparing for and expecting Jesus’ imminent return was a popular topic in the Christian circles I was in. I understood that I was supposed to eagerly anticipate it, because that was the right thing, but the precursor to Jesus’ return sounded quite terrifying. I saw films imagining torture […]