God can and often does use the desert to interrupt our lives. He beckons us to come to a solitary place in order to silence the deafening noise of this world and to slow down
As we approach Christmas at Anthem, there is always this tension we pastors feel to try to one-up what we did last year. I'm just being honest. Have you ever felt that?
Unlike our US culture, our Jewish roots implore us to approach the beginning of a New Year with a time for deep reflection and repentance.