Advent 2 Friday

Hearts all whole. Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Matthew...

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Advent 2 Thursday

High summer holds the earth Listen! It’s the voice of someone shouting, “Clear the way through the wilderness for the Lord! Make a straight highway through the wasteland for our God! Fill in the valleys, and level the mountains and hills. Straighten the curves, and...

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Advent 2 Wednesday

All is healed, all is health O Lord my God, I cried to you for help, and you restored my health. Psalm 30:2 It’s that point in the Sunday morning worship when joyful giving is apparent. It’s that point when joyful givers search their pockets for spare change or,...

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Advent 2 Tuesday

The late year lies down the north But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you must become your slave. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to...

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Advent 2 Monday

The late year lies down the north. All is healed, all is health. High summer holds the earth. Hearts all whole. “The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. 5Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and...

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Advent 1 Friday

THIS SIDE THE GROUND  “God’s kingdom realm does not come simply by obeying principles[ or by waiting for signs. The kingdom is not discovered in one place or another, for God’s kingdom realm is already expanding within you.” Luke 17:20-21 In Orthodox Christianity, the...

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Advent 1 Thursday

Kindness must watch for me Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Look, the young woman[a] is with child and shall bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel.[b] He shall eat curds and honey by the time he knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good. For...

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Advent 1 Wednesday

Of starmade shadows round   “Hosanna” is associated most often with the Passion of Christ and his entry into Jerusalem. The crowds cried  Hosanna! A shout of triumph? No, a cry for mercy. Hosanna! Save us! If we return to the Christmas Story, we are...

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Advent 1 Tuesday

Sure on this Shining night, “I, Jesus, sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the root and offspring of David,* the bright morning star.”jThe Spirit and the bride* say, “Come.” Let the hearer say, “Come.” Let the one who thirsts...

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Advent 1 Monday

Sure on this shining night Of starmade shadows round, Kindness must watch for me This side the ground. (James Agee) Then he told them a parable: “Look at the fig tree and all the trees;  as soon as they sprout leaves you can see for yourselves and know that summer is...

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