Gabriel tells Mary that she will birth the Messiah. Elizabeth calls Mary blessed. Mayr is indeed perplexed and terrified to mother the divine light.
We have been taught to be Peace-Keepers, however we are called to be Peace-Makers.
The Nativity (of Jesus) can be more than a decoration, here are some ideas for using it as a spiritual tool.
The world tends to teach us dishonest peace, but we are called to an honest peace.
Saint Nicholas/Santa Claus was an extra-ordinary witness to the light of Christ in hope, peace, love, and especially JOY... What can we learn?
The Jesse Tree reflects on Jesus' scriptural ancestry, while the Chrismon Tree is adored with symbols of Jesus to reflect on him and his earthly ministry.
Hope looks to what is beyond the current, the perceived, and the imagined... Advent HOPE does too and beckons us to seize glimpse of the Kingdom to Come in peace, joy, and love.
John is an interesting, complex, but significant biblical character especially in Advent. He was a Preacher, Prophet, and Disciplinarian.
This morning we hear of John the Baptizer (Baptist) in the desert wilderness. It is the first of a two-part series in Advent featuring John the Baptizer in the desert wilderness. He is in the uncivilized, unsettled wilderness telling the crowds to “prepare the way”. Due to our Christmas program next week, we will miss… Continue reading A Call to Prepare the Way
Advent is a favorite of mine in the church year, but it is also when the Church and the world may be at odds the most. Advent is a time of preparation that prepares our homes, hearts, and souls to welcome Christ. But, any time we prepare to welcome guests our life gets a little… Continue reading Be Still?