When Joy Feels Impossible: An Advent sermon for those who mourn for Newtown

(If you would prefer to listen to this sermon, rather than read it, you may do so here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/rev.-emily-c.-heath/id509946419 ) The third Sunday of Advent, today, like all the other Sundays in Advent, has a traditional theme. The first week … Continue reading When Joy Feels Impossible: An Advent sermon for those who mourn for Newtown

Journey Through Advent: Day 13

My wife and I were stocking up on Christmas groceries this morning, and getting ready to bake cookies. I was working over my Sunday sermon on joy in my head. This morning felt light and festive and free. And then, right there in the grocery store parking lot, I looked down at my phone and saw a text from my mom about the latest school shooting. And in a split second joy turned to despair. How much more so for families in Connecticut today? We talk a lot about waiting in Advent. We wait for something wonderful. Someone who will … Continue reading Journey Through Advent: Day 13