Tag Archives: Advent

Praying with Scripture – Psalm 25: 4 – 10

Advent is a time of waiting. As Henri Nouwen re- minds us, “It is waiting in the knowledge that someone wants to address us. The question is, are we home . . . . ready to respond to the doorbell?”  … 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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Advent – The Arrival of Hope

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 … Continue reading

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Who Do You Say You Are?

LIVING AS APPRENTICES “The ultimate challenge for us all can be found inside this question:  Who do we say we are? What do we have to say for ourselves, both individually and as a community with others.”       … Continue reading

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I Wish You Peace

LIVING AS APPRENTICES This last space of time in this year 2013 has been difficult for many I know and love.  As I sit with them and listen or apart from them and muse/pray, I ache for them and for the world.  … Continue reading

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I Wish You Joy

LIVING AS APPRENTICES Have you seen the video making the rounds this holiday season of the  Air Force Band flash-mob-performance at the National Air and Space Museum? It begins with one cellist sitting on a chair in the middle of the … Continue reading

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Hanging on to the Holy days

MY JOURNEY Today is Thanksgiving Day in America – a celebration that was hard to hang onto because  from all sides I am being pushed into Christmas consumerism.  But I just finished writing to all seven of the kids I sponsor around the world though … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Promise – Melissa Nyhuis

He will feed his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms, and carry them in his bosom, and gently lead the mother sheep.  (Isaiah 40:11) This verse has held a special place in my heart … Continue reading

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