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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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Light of Joy

The Third candle of Advent is the candle of Joy. I would like to share some reflections on Joy. 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 and peace seeing how they …

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Hark! The Herald Angel Sings!

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 find myself singing or humming along with it. I like Christmas music, or …

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My Christmas Wish List (2012)

When I was a kid, I would make intricate lists of all things I wanted for Christmas. My Christmas list was a work of art. Listing all the things I figured would make me happy. The toys, books, treasures, and objects that would make me complete. I would imagine ripping and tearing open the packages …

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The Light of Hope

The first candle of Advent is the candle of hope. I would like to share some reflections on hope. My intention is that my words will not only help you celebrate the Advent season, but live the season deeply bring it into the New Year. We begin with hope, because life so often feels hopeless …

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Taking Advent Seriously

The Advent season, an astonishing time of giving and gathering, is upon us once again. We celebrate the coming of Jesus in the nativity stories in Matthew and Luke waiting with breathless anticipation for the coming again of Jesus. Jesus comes to us in our personal lives as he once came to his first followers …

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Journey And Longing

Entering the Lent season, it is only natural to reflect on the events that brought us to the cross of Jesus and our faithful response to the work of God in our lives. Our lives are both a journey back to God and a longing to wholeness and holiness. Each day is a stop on …

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Lighting The Candle of Christ

At my church, which is a PCUSA church lights a candle each week of Advent. The final candle, the one that sits in the center is the Christ candle. I would like to share my reflections on and what others have said about Jesus. My intention is that my words will not only help you …

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Lighting The Candle of Love

At my church, which is a PCUSA church lights a candle each week of Advent. The fourth candle is the candle of love. I would like to share my reflections on love. My intention is that my words will not only help you celebrate the Advent season better and deeper, but live the season in …

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A Christmas Eve Message

It’s Christmas Eve! One more day then its Christmas Day and the day of exuberant celebration for Jesus Christ, our Lord and savior who came to bring the good news to all who would and will receive it. Here’s the Christmas Story from N.T. Wright’s The Kingdom New Testament: Today a savior has been born …

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