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Homeless, Penniless, Pregnant

Dec 23, 2020 9:38:34 AM

Scripture doesn’t tell us a lot about Mary’s feelings on the eve of giving birth to the Savior of the world. We do know she had never been pregnant before, never given birth, and now she was newly betrothed, heavy with child, in a strange city with no place to stay.

She had just come off a multi-day journey of 90-plus miles, riding a donkey.

2020 Vision: Jesus Changes Everything

Dec 19, 2020 6:57:37 PM

We invite you to look back on the year through the lens of Christmas: Jesus changes everything.

Adventus-the Arrival of Jesus

Dec 24, 2019 10:47:04 AM

With how busy the holidays can be, do we give ourselves enough time to feel the significance of Christmas?

Death and Christmas

Dec 28, 2018 2:56:53 PM

The author reflects on her dad's death at Christmastime and how the proximity of the two events informed and shaped her thoughts on both.

Stay with the Shepherd

Dec 28, 2017 2:39:29 PM

Stay with the flock and keep your eyes on the Shepherd. The flock will make mistakes or disappoint us in some way or another. But the Shepherd we can trust.


Dec 19, 2017 7:54:00 PM

Being blessed may not look like presents under the tree or health or a house full of family and friends. It may not look anything like what we want it to.

A Broken Hallelujah: What has Christmas to do with Suffering?

Dec 23, 2016 1:29:28 PM

The whole story of God becoming man is about him entering into our suffering.

No Place like UGM for the Holidays

Dec 22, 2015 3:09:41 PM

Being homeless for the holidays may not seem ideal, but for UGM residents, the Mission is right where they want and need to be.

A Front Row Seat to Holiness

Dec 2, 2014 6:01:00 PM

Prepare for Advent by contemplating Christ's work among the homeless today.