Category Archives: Advent

Christmas Presence

Here we are just days before Christmas. We are down to the last candle being lit on the Advent wreath this Sunday. Some of us are still racing around with our “to do” lists. Today I invite you to switch … Continue reading

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Hope

We continue to count down to our Savior’s arrival at Christmas. Sunday we will light three candles on the Advent wreath. Many find this a joyful time. But if we are honest, our lives are not as together as our … Continue reading

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Prepare

Prepare is the word of the week! Decorating trees. Baking cookies. Visiting family. Buying presents. All are ways we prepare for Christmas. At church we are busy preparing too. The tree is up. Advent worship happens every Wed night at … Continue reading

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What are you waiting for?

We have to wait all the time. In lines. In traffic. For people. So what are you waiting for right now? I’m waiting for an Amazon package with supplies we need for the Christmas program. It has been delayed and … Continue reading

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Pointing to the Light

“The light shines in the darkness and the darkness did not overcome it. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through … Continue reading

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Light and Hope

This morning as we each stumble, leap, fall, fly, or rise out of bed may we bring light. Light to the person whose trust was shattered, Light to the person whose heart is broken, Light to those who mourn, Light … Continue reading

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Unwrap the Gift

My sister in law from Washington DC sends the most beautifully decorated gifts. They are just gorgeous—unlike mine which look like the kids wrapped them. Maybe I should leave them from wrapped and just look at the loveliness. But what … Continue reading

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Listening to God

Last night the Confirmation students walked a prayer labyrinth. You can see from the photo that a labyrinth is a path which leads, via a winding route, to the center of an intricate design and back out again. While walking … Continue reading

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Why Advent?

The family had just finished decorating the Christmas tree. With the house lights off and the tree lights on, little Emma and Zach danced around the tree singing, “I can’t wait for Christmas. When will it be Christmas? I want … Continue reading

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Entering THE Story

One of my favorite childhood memories is playing with the nativity set during Advent. The wise men and their camels would start out in the far ends of the house. Each day my sister and I took turns moving them … Continue reading

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