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faith Archives - Elisabeth Klein

Christmas Fears

I’ve been reading the first two chapters of the Gospel of Luke this month as I prepare my heart for Christmas. And I found something that surprised me. In the one hundred and thirty-two verses of those two chapters, an angel tells three different people to not be...

Waiting

I’ve caught myself saying things like this over the past month: I desperately need Christmas this year, and I’m holding out for the miracle, and I need the arrival. But what does that even mean? How can I be waiting on something – or Someone – who already came?...

Advent: Are You Ready?

Advent. I love this word even though I was not raised in a tradition that observes it. A simple glance at the dictionary shows me why it resonates with me. n. a coming into place, view, or being; arrival A coming into. We head into the holiday season and into the...

Gratitude Challenge

We all know deep down that we are more blessed than we acknowledge, so I’m laying down a challenge to you, my sweet readers. Some of you may be weary these days, not wanting another list of things to do, but some of you might be up for the task. So this year,...

Reframing Failure

I ran for class vice president four years in a row in high school. I never once won. Doing the same thing over and over expecting different results is one definition of insanity. So, was I insane to gather those signatures and make those posters and put my precious...

How Do I Keep My Hope Alive?

When you think of the word hope, what comes to mind? For some of us, hope is a dirty word. That’s okay. We need to admit it and start where we are. Hope is such an interesting concept and one that I fear is misunderstood and too easily thrown around in churchy circles...