November 29, 2018

Read Luke 2:8-20

Luke 2:17 " When they (the shepherds) saw this (Jesus), they made known what had been told them about this child;..." (NRSV)

Hans Vaxby, from Helsinki, Finland, used to work at the local telegraph office in his hometown, long before email or video confer...

November 28, 2018

November 20, 2018

Read Psalm 37: 1-9

Song of Solomon 2:4 "He brought me to the banqueting house, and his intention toward me was love." (NRSV)

        Christie Thomas tells of an incident when she found her toddler sitting on the stairs, contentedly shoving rocks into his mouth. She fishe...

November 19, 2018

            Sleep doesn't always come to me as easily as it once did. As I have gotten older, I am sometimes wide awake in my chair until the wee hours of the morning. For me, a sleepless night is usually accompanied by a good deal of anxiety. Concerns that don't bothe...

November 15, 2018

          If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid boxes, strands of twinkling lights and shiny balls, but do not show love to my family, I'm just another decorator.

          If I slave away in the kitchen baking dozens of cookies, preparing gour...

November 14, 2018

1 Peter 4:10 "Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received." (NRSV)

             Some churches have a tradition where they pray a prayer of confession during worship each week as a way of acknowledging ou...

November 13, 2018

Jeremiah 29:11-13 "For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. Then when you call upon me and come and pray to me, I will hear you. When you search for me, you will find me, if you...

November 8, 2018

1 Kings 19:11-13  "He said, 'Go out and stand on the mountain before the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.' Now there was a great wind, so strong that it was splitting mountains and breaking rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and a...

November 6, 2018

Job 42:1-5 " Then Job answered the Lord: 'I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted. Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge? Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not...

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