Introducing our Board

[ Jesus Comforts His Disciples ] “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s [Abba's] house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare …

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Merry Christmas

"While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son.  She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them."  (Luke 2:6-7; emphasis mine) A Christmas letter from the Meissners... Dear friends and …

Pray

Author/Julie  "May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.  The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it. Brothers and sisters, pray for us."  (1 Thessalonians 5:23-25) In these beginning stages …

Incarnation

Author/Julie Today I would love to share with you a beautiful devotion published by the organization through which I am currently being trained to receive certification as a spiritual director--Leadership Transformations, Inc.  You can subscribe to receive this devotion at the beginning of each month through their website.  Today, let's enjoy it together and notice what God …

Pondering with Mary

Continuing to ponder The Annunciation (see https://abbashousetexas.com/2016/12/01/may-it-be-done-unto-me/)--the angel Gabriel's announcement to Mary that she would bear the Savior, and her response--and the soul-stirring painting by Henry Ossawa Tanner, what do you wonder? I wonder what Mary was doing when Gabriel appeared to her. I wonder if she was in the middle of prayer, asking God …