Category Archives: prayer

Savior

I usually look forward to that November email from Steve asking us to write a blog for Advent. I’m a talker, so I don’t struggle to find stories to share or thoughts to express. Give me 30 minutes and you’ve … Continue reading

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God’s Time and Place

It would be hard to overemphasize the importance of Christmas to Christian theology. While the death of Jesus on a cross has become the global symbol of Christianity, his arrival in Bethlehem is no less important.  The stories of Jesus’s birth in … Continue reading

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O Come

O come, O come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel that mourns in lonely exile here until the Son of God appear.  Can you feel the ache, the longing, the sadness, the darkness? 400 years of silence between the books of … Continue reading

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Waiting

I’ve been staring at that tree since Thanksgiving. It was decorated the day before, in between the careful simmering of the cranberry sauce and cutting butter into flour for apple pie crust. Seven and half feet tall, white lights, silver … Continue reading

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Children of the King

It’s A Wonderful Life is my favorite Christmas movie. Hands down. No competition. I absolutely love it. My wife and I watch it every Christmas Eve and it never fails to deliver. Some of the affection I hold for it … Continue reading

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The Long Wait

I have been blessed to meet Ced & Jean Dale. He turned 100 just before Thanksgiving. She is 95. They will have been married 72.5 years on Christmas Eve. It is so beautiful to be with them. To see the … Continue reading

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Pray as You Go

I’ve always envied people who could get up early in the morning to pray and read scripture. Listening to God and speaking to him seems like a great way to start the day – but whenever I try it I end up tired and distracted. Continue reading

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