Month: December 2020

Joy Scatterers

Joy Scatterers

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” (John 10:10) Yesterday, I had the opportunity to gather with a few of our Stephen Ministers for a socially distanced outdoor luncheon. It was very different from our usual Christmas celebration, but beautiful in […]

A Quiet Preparation

A Quiet Preparation

A voice cries out: In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. (Isaiah 40:3) Once upon a time a Grinch tried to steal Christmas. He plundered Whoville of all its packages, tinsels, trees, food, even the logs in the fireplace and crumbs for the […]

Advent 1: The Candle of Hope

Advent 1: The Candle of Hope

And again Isaiah says, “The root of Jesse shall come, the one who rises to rule the Gentiles; in him the Gentiles shall hope.” May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:12-13 NRSV) […]

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