We are an Air Force family who have lived in ten different places during our 17 years of marriage. We are in the process of adopting a child from Ethiopia, which is a primary reason we began this blog. We have learned so much about the needs of the suffering outside of the borders of our affluent country. As Christians, we are called by our LORD to respond. Our desire is to record our journey as encouragement to our own family, as well as others.
For years we have used Arnold Ytreeides's trilogy: Jotham' Journey, Bartholomew's Passage and Tabitha's Travels as part of our daily Advent Family Devotions. This year we return to Bartholomew's story as he discovers the Messiah. We have also been using a book describing the origins of Christmas carols. We use this before we sing. After closing in prayer, Steven reads the benediciton and we sing the Doxology.