Leah Farmer

Personal perspectives on faith, literature, and life.

Advent 2016: Thirsty

Readings: Psalm 21;  Isaiah 41:14-20; Romans 15:14-21 I am in a season of grief. Grieving some things that I may never have or get back. Grieving some people who have…

Advent 2016: Standing Rock

Readings: Psalm 21; Isaiah 24:1-16; 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12 As I read today’s advent passages, I’m reminded of yesterday’s news that the Army Corp of Engineers had determined NOT to run…

Advent 2016: Peace

Readings: Isaiah 11:1-10; Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19; Romans 15:4-13; Matthew 3:1-12 On the second Sunday of Advent, we transition from thoughts of hope to thoughts of peace. The peace that passes…

Advent 2016: Rant

Readings: Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19, Isaiah 40:1-11, John 1:19-28 I spent my day today at a writing workshop. We did five classes in five hours and I feel so blessed. Praise…

Advent 2016: Praying for him…

Readings: Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19; Isaiah 4:2-6; Acts 1:12-17, 21-26 This isn’t going to SEEM very advent-y (yup…it’s a word)…but it is. It really is. I promise. Praise the Lord God,…

Advent 2016: Two Gods

Readings: Psalm 124, Isaiah 54:1-10, Matthew 24: 23-35 There are a few things I’m sure of in the world… The Lakers will always make a comeback after a few rough…

Advent 2016: Be a Rainbow

Readings: Psalm 124, Genesis 9:1-17, Hebrews 11:32-40 The rainbow shall be in the cloud, and I will look on it to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living…

Advent 2016: God Remembered

Readings: Psalm 124, Genesis 8:1-19, Romans 6:1-11 The Flood account in the Bible has long been thought to be a “captain’s log” of sorts based on the way it is…

Advent 2016: Hope

Readings: Isaiah 2:1-5, Psalm 122, Romans 13:11-14, Matthew 24: 36-44 My heart is crying out for Advent. –Sarah Bessey When I read Sarah’s words on Facebook this morning, my heart…