There is no evidence that Mary or anyone else ever called Jesus "Immanuel." So, what is the significance of that name as recorded by Matthew?
Advent Joy doesn't come in a box or from anything else in this world. It is joy to the world.
Advent dares to speak of joy even in times like these. It is a defiant, never-the-less joy.
Sam Hawkins and friends spoke about peace on the second Sunday of Advent.
This Advent, our expressions of hope are very much focused on the current situation in which we find ourselves.
John the Baptist helps gets us ready for the coming of Christ.