Monthly Archives: December 2011

Merry Christmas!

A blessed Christmas to one and all! While all our stockings may be hung by the chimney with care, and while we may be excited about the celebration of this Holy Season, Christmas does remind us about a sobering and … Continue reading

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Anticipating Jesus, the temple of the presence of God

Why on earth should we have a reading from the Second book of Samuel today? Why should we care, in the midst of all our preparations for Christmas? What matter to us whether David did or did not provide a … Continue reading

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Advent: Gettin’ scrubbed and ready

Remember being a child and coming in after a day of playing and being ordered immediately by your mother to take a bath? Even before dinner? Ever have a child in your grade at school who never seemed to get … Continue reading

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Advent, the Season of New Beginnings

Prophets and prophesy. Generally speaking, when people think about either, they think about unpleasant people delivering the unpleasant message about God’s judgment and the punishment. Deep down inside, we know we deserve both. How can we believe and accept the … Continue reading

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Advent reminds us that God is Emmanuel, God is with us

Of course, there are those who do fervently hope and long for that moment when God might rend the heavens and come down, do awesome deeds and kindle fire upon the earth. There are those who, based on the calculations … Continue reading

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