Monthly Archives: December 2015

Live Your Calling – A Leap of Faith in 2016

  A few months ago, we completed, I thought, a series of blogs on Live Your Calling. It turns out there is much more to say on this subject. So here is another post on this topic.  (You can find … Continue reading

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From the Jury Box to the Witness Stand

  “Go, tell it on the mountain,     over the hills and everywhere Go, tell it on the mountain, That Jesus Christ is born.”   During a recent Advent sermon, my pastor placed the well-known Scripture John 1:1-9 in the … Continue reading

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“I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”

This Christmas season I have been plagued by sleepless nights, a side effect of chemotherapy and other medication. The result has been nightly hours-long binges on Christmas music thanks to a local Christian radio station which features uninterrupted carols and … Continue reading

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We have a Lot to Talk About

Her birthday is on October 3; mine is on October  4. She loves candy cane cookies and potatoes – of every kind; so do I.  She has a unique perspective on life, strong opinions, and a tender heart; so do … Continue reading

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Advent Prayers

From the pen of Howard Thurman: “May the sounds of Advent stir a longing in your people, O God. Come again to set us free from the dullness of routine and the poverty of our imaginations. Break the patterns which bind us … Continue reading

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Living in Advent – Part 4, Waiting for Peace

This season of the Church’s liturgical year is a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus. The word “advent” is an anglicized version of the Latin word adventus, “coming.”  We are waiting for … Continue reading

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Living in Advent – Part 3, Waiting for Joy

This season of the Church’s liturgical year is a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus. The word “advent” is an anglicized version of the Latin word adventus, “coming.”  We are waiting for … Continue reading

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Who Am I When my Body Fails Me – Widening Circles

 Who Am I When my Body Fails Me? is a question we all need to ask ourselves when injury or illness takes its toll on our lives.  How are we different? How are we the same? How do we respond … Continue reading

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