Monthly Archives: December, 2012

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 29,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 7 Film Festivals Click here to see the complete report. Advertisements

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A New Years Message

As one year ends a new one begins, we tend to think of the good and bad things that have happened in the past year. We make and read the best of the year lists and might even make one of our own. We reflect on all the hopes and intentions we have for the …

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The Light of Christ

The final advent candle, the one in the center is the Christ candle. It sits in the center, because the light from the others originate in this one. I would like to share some reflections on Jesus. My intention is that my words will not only help you celebrate the Advent season better and deeper, …

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Thanks Be To God

At my church after a scripture reading we say Thanks be to God. I have always found this short one sentence prayer to be meaningful.  I am not one for high church. I don’t particularly like all the standing and sitting, singing hymns, and most of what goes into the traditional church service. I only …

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Come Adore Him

On Christmas day we remember and celebrate the coming into the world of the greatest human, this human was not just human, but God becoming man. Jesus is both God and man. How this works I do not know, yet I have faith in it being true. I trust that Jesus is who he said …

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Christmas Eve Message (2012)

It’s Christmas Eve! Another day until Christmas, a day of exuberant celebration for Jesus Christ, our Lord and savior who came to bring the good news that God loves all and means to redeem the world to all who would and will receive it. The birth of our Lord means so much. It means life, …

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Light of Love

The fourth candle of Advent is the candle of love. I would like to share some reflections on love. My intention is that my words will not only help you celebrate the Advent season, but live the season deeply and bring it into the New Year. We’ve looked at hope, peace and joy. We have …

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All I Want for Christmas Is You

Everywhere we go right now, we hear Christmas music. It plays in shopping malls, department stores, and coffee shops as background noise. It’s piped in everywhere, used to sell products, and to spur us to go shopping and give to charities. I like Christmas music, or at least most of it. A few holiday tunes …

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Between Grace and Hate

With my bible study group, I have been looking at the book of Esther. The only book in the bible that doesn’t mention God, yet it seems that God is present nonetheless. Much like in our lives, we cannot see or touch God in a physical sense, yet God is very much present and with …

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Upon a Midnight Clear

Everywhere we go right now, we hear Christmas music. It plays in shopping malls, department stores, and coffee shops as background noise. It’s piped in everywhere, used to sell products, and to spur us to go shopping and give to charities. I like Christmas music, or at least most of it. A few holiday tunes …

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