Today on Colonial Quills, I’m talking about how William Penn received the charter to Pennsylvania, and the many religious groups that came to the commonwealth as a result of his “holy experiment.” Come join us!
If you follow personal blogs, you’ve probably heard about Word for the Year. At the beginning of each year, you pick one word (and maybe a verse to go with it) to focus on for the coming year. This year I picked Follow, along with Psalm 119:105: “Your word is a lamp to my feet […]
Today on Colonial Quills, I’m talking about the eighteenth-century beginnings of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania’s Christmas city. We’d love to have you join us.
It’s Christmas Day, and tonight we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. God’s greatest gift to us didn’t come as a king demanding to be served but as a king who served in love. Throughout his life, Jesus’ actions were a human reflection of God’s unconditional love for us, and through his death he […]
If we really think about it, Christmas is all about love. When God created the world, everything was perfect—until Adam and Eve disobeyed and humankind started on its downward spiral into hatred, jealousy, rebellion, and suffering. But separation from him wasn’t what God wanted for his people. To bring us back to him, He offered us […]
On this third Sunday of Advent, the premise we’re embracing is “Give More.” Of course, this may seem a bit contradictory after last week’s premise, “Spend Less.” I’m sure some of you are already wondering, “So how am I supposed to spend less but, at the same time, give more? The two just don’t add […]
Christmas is often associated with all the good things about it that come to mind: putting up the Christmas tree and decorating the house; eating delicious meals with family and friends; going Christmas caroling; baking holiday cookies; giving and receiving gifts; and creating family traditions. For many people, this is, as the Andy Williams song […]
When we think about Christmas, we often think of gifts—tangible goods wrapped up in festive paper and shiny bows. We enjoy picking out the special somethings that will light up the faces of those we love, and we anticipate receiving gifts from our friends and family. Sometimes we even get so caught up in the […]
When most people think about worshiping God, they imagine singing—either hymns from hymnals or lyrics projected on a wall. But Colonial Friends (and many Friends even today) worship in silence, not praising the Lord with their lips but listening for His voice with their ears. Join us today on Colonial Quills to learn more about […]