Staff Reflections

The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned. Isaiah 9:2 I grew...

Background: The triumph of light over dark is a common theme in the Advent season. Christ, our true light, has come into the darkness of the...

In the time of Herod king of Judah there was a priest named Zechariah, who belonged to the priestly division of Abijah; his wife Elizabeth...

Advent is the beginning of the Christian year. While much of the world falls into flurry and fuss preparing for the year’s end, the Church...

Isaiah renders a scene that often occupies my imagination. The holy council assembles in the temple before the massive glory (kabod) of the Lord. The...

Some of the most delightful times I’ve spent with my children came recently as we read aloud together Frances Burnett’s The Secret Garden. The story...

I. Her life: She is a mother of two young boys in her mid-30s. A creative, a producer, and an achiever. Highly introverted. She popped in...

To help us grow and learn from one another’s spiritual practices, we asked two members of the Venn team to write short reflections on the...