Advent 2021



His Life, Our Life

Read Matthew 1:18-25 and Philippians 2:1-11 “All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: ‘The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son,...



Christmas Day Family Talk

When a new baby is born, everyone asks: What’s the baby’s name?” Some babies are named for family members. Others are named for places, like “Dakota” or “Cheyenne” or “Lon...



Christmas Eve Family Talk

Christmas Eve Family Talk Imagine a dark night, lit only by stars peeking through windows and maybe a small oil lamp or two. Imagine dusty, scratchy straw poking through your...



Better than Expected

Read Matthew 12:18-20 The Israelites expected the Messiah to come and put an end to all the oppression and injustice in their physical circumstances. They expected a political or military...



The Door of Hope

Read Hosea 2:14-20 Sometimes, the book of Hosea makes me feel a little uncomfortable. The themes of unfaithfulness, loss, brokenness, and shocking redemption can be hard to understand. Yet, Hosea...



Grow Where You Are Planted

Read Jeremiah 17:7-8 I recently started working here at Eastbrook. Our staff went on retreat this fall to the Nashotah House Seminary near Delafield—a place where it was impossible not...



Remember

Read Psalm 78:1-7 Several years ago, I began creating annual photo journals. It is fun to periodically look back and remember the events of each year. So many joys and...



Great Mercy and Love

Read Psalm 25:4-6 I underlined verses 4-5 in my Bible earlier this year, because I think it’s a wonderful prayer to pray straight from David’s pen. I could spend the...



Week 4 Family Talk

Week 4: His Resurrection Brings Hope Have you ever hoped for something? Did you get what you hoped for? When did you get it? Most of the time when we...



His Resurrection Brings Hope

Read Matthew 17:22-23; 20:17-19 “He said to them, ‘The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men. They will kill him, and on the third...


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