The last Sunday in Advent, our crew drove down to attend church and eat lunch with my aunt, uncle, and six of their seven children.
We just love this side of our extended family. As more family and friends arrived, our ages and stages overlapped and provided sweet conversations and heart connections.
As the Schalchlins opened their cozy home to so many guests that Sunday afternoon, I was reminded of a quote by Kris Camealy in "Come, Lord Jesus":
"In Advent, as we wait for our permanent dwelling place beside God, we can find our home in Jesus. He is the only sanctuary, the only home, the only place where we can find the stability and safety we hunger for."