As Clear as Day

“And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory of a father’s son, full of grace and truth.” |John 1.14, NRSV “We are called to prove in our own lives that Christ is born, that God is with us. But we are constantly in danger of going […]

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Govern yourselves accordingly

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders.  And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” | Isaiah 9.6, NIV “Joy to the world, the Lord is come!  Let earth receive her king!” Except Herod thinks he […]

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Advent: This is not Jesus’ annual visit

Christmas does not come just once a year.  Jesus is not unpacked with the ornaments, apart of the tangled mass of colored lights.  Christmas does not begin when we put up the Christmas tree.  Neither pine needles nor the smell of cinnamon make it a reality.  Jesus cannot be hung up and taken down like […]

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A prayer at Advent to God in the flesh

God in the flesh, who reigns from a lowly manger, not draped in fine robes but wrapped in milk rags, who calls into question our lavish lifestyles, our lust for power and the images we create of it. God in the flesh, who came not flanked with angels, who brought not the might of heaven […]

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A Prayer at Advent to the Shepherd- King

Shepherd- King, who tends to our souls, our deepest selves, our most pressing needs, who leads us and yet followed our entry into the world through a woman. Able to part the clouds and ride on the wings of the wind, You join us in pulling mother’s skirt, holding her hand to walk and we […]

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When God comes to town

God is not a superhero.  Cape exchanged for swaddling clothes, he does give us the image of strength.  He cannot leap over tall buildings.  His parents can’t even find a place to give birth to him. He will cry out for help before the crowds do.  He will not be waving, taking pictures and signing autographs.  […]

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A Prayer on Christmas Eve

I am so grateful for the days when we remember that God is with us, when we realize even for a moment that God is here to stay. I shared this prayer tonight at our Christmas Eve service with the sacred fellowship at Village Baptist Church. Let’s pray together. God, Who keeps company with us, […]

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