Tag Archives: advent

Jingle bell time is a swell time

Even in its most secular manifestations, Christmas reminds us that there is something more. It is is indeed a Holy Day.

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a humble beginning

For our sake He became poor, born in obscurity, practically unnoticed. This is how it had to be.

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Is it Christmas yet?

So we light the candles as the shadows deepen, and mark off the calendar as the days lengthen. It’s the Babe of Bethlehem that we long for, for God to come and dwell with us.

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Christmas chimes

The winter will end. The darkness will recede. Everything will be as it should be. Every celebration points to this day and every disappointment does too.

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an Advent(ure) of faith

Tonight there were four candles on our table, but only one was lit. It is the first week of Advent and, if you let it, every meal can be turned to worship.

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home for the holidays

Everyone is home for Christmas, our four adult children, their spouses and all the grandkids. It’s a houseful, with 16 of us counting Katie and me. We try to get everyone together every other year, and there are some things you learn. Like that you have to go to the store everyday. This year we […]

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the wait is over

Joseph was likely an older man. And she was likely a very young woman. Few men in history have shown such restraint. Or such faith.

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a shepherd’s heart

“He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters.” No I didn’t write that. But I wrote about it.

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outcast and ignored

God is always taking the unexpected and the unlikely and even the unworthy to do His
work.

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why is there a pink candle?

We’re halfway through advent, waiting for the white candle, the Christ candle. And here, suddenly, a splash of color and a glimpse of the wonder to come.

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