“For I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future.”
Jeremiah 29:11 NRSVUE
Eighth Day After Christmas
On June 19, 2023, I had a stroke that took away my peripheral vision on the right side of my
eyes. As a result of this, I cannot drive and my balance is slightly off. That being said, I feel truly
blessed because it was not as debilitating as it could have been and my husband and family have
been very supportive.
Thinking about my vision made me think of God’s vision for us. His omniscient vision knew that
we needed help; so, He sent Jesus. As we wait on his coming during this Advent season,
remember that God wants us to believe in him, follow his word, love everyone, forgive
everyone, be of service to others and show our faith through our actions.
Sister Barbara Farrow Jones
Prayer: Our Father, thank you for sending your only son, Jesus, so that we can walk in the Light
and have everlasting life. Amen
Advent Guide 2023
As we stand in expectation of peace on Earth and reflect on the events of our times and the lives of our brothers, sisters and siblings in Christ, we await change and new birth.
We seek, listen and perceive the presence of God in words of Hope, Peace, Joy and Love.
We invite you to join us in meditation, reflection, prayer and spiritual disciplines throughout the season of Advent and beyond.
Read along with us each day or download the book to read and reflect along with us offline.