Hope at Christmas

Hope at Christmas

American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow had recently lost his wife to a fire and his son’s health to injury on the battlefield during the Civil War. In his grief, he heard the bells ringing on Christmas day and wrote this poem – and brought hope to its readers....
The Ministry of The Branch

The Ministry of The Branch

They start gathering early in the morning. Some are more awake than others. It is only 6 am, so you can forgive them if they are not fully functioning yet. However, it doesn’t take long for the room to come to life. The smell of freshly ground, brewed coffee and the...