Methuselah | An Advent Poem

This is one of those poems that comes out of my unofficial position as family poet. We had an event at our house the other night, and my parents wanted a poem for it. I decided to write it in the style of a John Piper Advent poem. Like most …

O Come, Emmanuel | The Breathtaking Hope of Advent

O come, O come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel. Advent is about waiting. It’s the weeks leading up to Christmas, when we remember Israel’s longing for the Messiah, the thousands of years before He came. We remember the prophecies, the wondering when the Savior would appear. We remember the darkness …

As Angels Sing | Advent Project Week Three

So the whole write-a-poem-every-day thing didn’t work out so well this month. I just kept forgetting, being busy, getting to bed late… But I do still have a poem today! This one is actually the result of my becoming the official poem-writer of my family. A few weeks ago, my …

Into the Darkness | Advent Project Week Two

A little over a week ago I promised Advent poems. This seemed like an excellent idea at the time (and still kind of does). However, it has taken the not-so-unexpected shape of me composing poetry somewhere between 11:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. most nights. That may be why most of these …

The Advent Project | Part One

This is the month of December. Christmas season, in case you hadn’t noticed. Our family has lots of traditions surrounding Christmas; but particularly Advent. People celebrate Advent in lots of different ways (most of them involve candles); but the idea is that you take the month before Christmas to remember Jesus’ birth. I …