Dawn Treading

A Monthly Blog Dedicated to New Experiences and Practices in Faith Development Editor’s Note: In the coming months we will post a blog each month in hopes of deepening our experiences in Christian education and faith development. We will seek to share insights on how one might grow in her/his relationship with Christ. We will…

You Are Loved

By Garrett Vickrey Luke 2:11-14 On a side street just off of South Congress in Austin there is a mint green wall with a message written on it. Scrawled across the wall in cursive red spray paint are the simple words, “I love you so much”. Every day hundreds of people come from all over to…

Life, Love, and Joy

By Marilyn Gladson John 6:33 “The true bread of God is the one who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” Today is a special day for me. My father was born on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1926. Once, when I was a child, I asked him if he got combined Christmas/Birthday gifts…

Choose Joy

By Elizabeth Pruitt Psalm 40:16 Choose joy!! Have you seen this advice on social media or received it from a well-meaning friend? Sometimes when I hear those words, I think “Really, you don’t understand what I am going through. Seems too easy. Seems a little trite.” Psalm 40 verse 16 says, “But all who seek you…