Monthly Archives: December 2022

A Celebration We Tend to Dismiss ~ But Shouldn’t

I realize this is New Year’s Eve, and that it’s time to shift gears. In the days ahead, we’ll be turning off the Christmas lights and packing the decorations away for another year. For many, leaving Christmas behind can

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A Divine Assumption

Christmas Eve has finally arrived again, and in spite of the frigid weather blanketing most of the country, the usual Christmas busyness prevails for most of us. In recognition of that, today’s offering will be 

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Looking for Peace Where It Can’t Be Found

There’s a familiar old story that makes a good launchpad for the point I want to make today. It probably originated in those bygone days when Vaudeville comedians were making the rounds. The curtain opens to reveal a scene depicting 

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Very Small Lights vs. A Very Dark World

The closing portion of our church’s Christmas program always includes a candle lighting service. It takes my mind back to the first time I ever witnessed it. Years ago, my 

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Advent ~ Exploring the Power of Anticipation

Welcome to the month that once-upon-a-time heralded the arrival of the Christmas season. Traditionally, December brought with it 

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