Leah Farmer

Personal perspectives on faith, literature, and life.

All is well…and ordinary

The Christmas tree has been taken down, the stockings have been put away, Nat King Cole has been set aside to croon about Christmas another day, and the lights have…

Epiphany!

Readings: Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12 They made it! The Wise Men have ARRIVED!!! And the star they had seen in the east guided them to…

Twelve Drummers Drumming: Joy

Readings: Psalm 72; Joshua 1:1-9; Hebrews 11:32-12:2 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight…

Eleven Pipers Piping: Turning Towards

Readings: Psalm 72; Exodus 3:1-5; Hebrews 11:23-31 As the visit of the Magi approaches, heralding the time when Jesus would be presented as the Savior of all mankind, I sense…

Ten Lords a Leaping: Mornings

Readings: Psalm 72; Genesis 28:10-22; Hebrews 11:13-22 This morning the alarm went off very early and as I sat up to start my first day back to work after 11…

Nine Ladies Dancing: For Hopes Sake

Readings: Psalm 20; Genesis 12:1-7; Hebrews 11:1-12 A year ago I was really excited about 2016 would bring. I would turn 40 in a month. I believed that I had…

Eight Maids a Milking: The Vision for 2017

Reading: Ecclesiastes 3:1-13; Psalm 8; Revelation 21:1-6; Matthew 25:31-46 Happy New Year sweet friends! He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human…

Seven Swans a Swimming: Wisdom

Readings: Psalm 20; 1 Kings 3:5-14: John 8:12-19 What will you ask for in 2017? Who do you want to be? What will your life look like 365 days from…

Six Geese a Laying: Anticipation

Readings: Psalm 20; Isaiah 26:1-9; 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 As the year creeps to a close, I imagine the anticipation of the Magi as they started to make serious ground on…

Five Golden Rings: Following the Star

Readings: Psalm 20; Jeremiah 31:15-22; Luke 19:41-44 For the Lord will cause something new to happen (Jeremiah 31:22a) The baby has been born. He is healthy and his mother is…