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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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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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It’s A Wonderful Life

There always seems to be a Christmas movie on, from classics to new movies, you cannot help but stumble on some holiday show or special. One cable station has 25 days of Christmas and shows almost nothing but Christmas movies and specials. Another claims to be the Christmas TV network, need I say that this …

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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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Light of Peace

The second candle of Advent is the candle of peace. 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 and bring it into the New Year. Peace is important. Something we all struggle with from …

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The Little Drummer Boy

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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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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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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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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