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Three Wise Men

I have the opportunity to speak at the.gathering service this Thursday Night on the topic of the Incarnation. My typical preparation is to marinate my brain by surround myself with various scriptural texts, commentaries and other writings and see what comes out. 304 more words


Winterizing for Christmas

The Friday after Thanksgiving, my family and I have a long-held tradition of avoiding bargain shoppers by headin’ up to the mountains for some crisp air and deforestation: time to select and saw down this years’ Christmas tree. 256 more words


Without Walls...

“I am licensed to drive a car, and I can balance my own checking account, figure out how to make a living, meet my deadlines, raise my children, be married, own a house, tight my income, …

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Haiku: 'Fifteen' by Graeme Sandford

The rains they did fall
Upon the dry earth below
And thus mud was formed.

The sun it did shine
Upon the bemuddied ground
And the mud did dry. 162 more words

Rorate Coeli (Advent IV)—December 23, 2012

“Rain down, you heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down Righteousness.” As the Advent season fast draws to its close, the Church’s cries for the coming of her Messiah grow even stronger. 1,093 more words


Gaudete (Advent III)—December 16, 2012

John the Baptist does not waver. From the womb he confessed Jesus as the promised Messiah, the very Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. 1,217 more words


Wednesday of Populus Zion—December 12, 2012

Each prophecy of the Old Testament was a bud on the fig tree, announcing the coming of the promised Messiah. Malachi, by the Holy Spirit, was given “the burden of the Word of the Lord to Israel” (Malachi 1:1). 488 more words