Grand Canyons & God with Us

Episode 56 | Advent 2020: Jesus Christ Is Born | Released December 21, 2020 | Special guest: Drew & Ellie Holcomb

For the final week of our Advent 2020 series, Raechel and Amanda talk with the very neighborly singer-songwriters, Drew and Ellie Holcomb. As the couple shares about the time they took cover from a tornado in the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, they also marvel at the audacity of God wrapping Himself in flesh to become one of us. Together, our musical guests play two carols and remind us that no matter where we find ourselves—whether the rim of the Grand Canyon or the stage of an empty auditorium—we can keep singing hope into the darkness. During a time when it feels like we’ve been “adventing” all year, we find comfort in the never-changing heart of the Christmas story: God is with us, always. 

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This episode corresponds to Week 4 of the She Reads Truth Advent 2020 reading plan found on the She Reads Truth app and SheReadsTruth.com

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Open Your Bibles: (passages referenced in this episode)

CSB translation unless otherwise noted 

Jeremiah 23:5–8; Matthew 1; Revelation 22:16

Isaiah 9:2

1 John 4:9

Luke 1:5–25, 57–66; Ephesians 2:4–5; 1 Peter 1:3–6

Luke 1:26–56; James 4:6–10

Psalm 30:11 NLT; John 16:20

Matthew 5:9; Luke 2:8–20, 25–40; 10:5–6; John 14:27

Isaiah 2:2–3; Matthew 2:1–12, Ephesians 4:4–6

Show Notes:

Other music, books, and resources by Ellie Holcomb

Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors

Drew & Ellie Holcomb’s Neighborly Christmas Special Livestream 

One of Raechel’s favorite Anthropologie candles

Randall Goodgame’s The Slugs & Bugs Show: “Make Ready for Christmas,” featuring Ellie Holcomb and friends! 

Be the Bridge groups

“Humility is the mother of giants. One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak.” —G. K. Chesterton, The Annotated Innocence of Father Brown 

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