Monthly Archives: December 2016

“The Audacity of Hope”

The following quote is from the keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention by Barack Obama. It appeared in the January issue of The Sun magazine (January, 2017). In introductory comments on the address, The Sun editor commented, “America … Continue reading

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Christmas – The Arrival of Jesus!

The time of waiting is over! We can begin again! Jesus is knocking on our hearts again! Will we open our heart to Jesus the first time? Will we open our hearts to more of Jesus?  Will we open our … Continue reading

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“Now the Work of Christmas Begins”

Now the Work of Christmas Begin by Howard Thurman (1899 – 1981) invites us to create meaning in the blessings and gifts of Christmas throughout the year. Thurman was an African-American theologian, educator, and civil rights leader. For more information on Howard Thurman … Continue reading

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Advent – The Arrival of Love

Advent, from the Latin word adventus meaning “arrival,” is the four – week  period prior to Christmas Day when we watch, behold, prepare, and rejoice in the coming of the Messiah, Jesus Christ. The past year has been seen the increase … Continue reading

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“I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”

This blog now contains over 560 posts. The post below first appeared on December 15, 2015. I am sharing it again because it speaks the still solid truth that we live in the un-shakable kingdom of God during the uncertain … Continue reading

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Going Deeper with God – Too Far Gone? (Luke 15: 22-24)

In his book Eat this Book, Eugene Peterson teaches us to chew on a passage of scripture, digest it, and then put it to use in practical ways. Our Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. In this … Continue reading

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Advent – The Arrival of Joy

Advent, from the Latin word adventus meaning “arrival,” is the four – week  period prior to Christmas Day when we watch, behold, prepare, and rejoice in the coming of the Messiah, Jesus Christ. The past year has seen the increase … Continue reading

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From My Reading

“Evangelicals are sensitive to what we call ‘God moments’ – when circumstances fall together in a way that suggests God is at work in our lives in a fresh way. . . . We are currently experiencing a new ‘God moment,” when … Continue reading

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