Observing Advent – Day 24 – Joy This is my #2 Christmas carol. Silent Night comes in first, but this is a close second. The beauty of this carol is in the depth of the words but also in the joy that radiates from the […]
Observing Advent – Day 23 – Neighbors I am thankful for our church neighbors here in Wyoming as we near the end of Advent. This picture is of the building for our Episcopal neighbors just around the corner from us – Ascension Holy Trinity – […]
Observing Advent – Day 22 – Sign Signs point the way to something – a destination or points along the adventure. For us in worship we are given signs during this season of candles that are lit week by week, pointing the way to Christmas […]
Observing Advent – Day 21 – Prophet This is the nativity displayed in the chapel at Cincinnati Childrens Hospital. I was very moved by the artistry of the image. I reflect upon the story we celebrate this season as the words of the prophets are […]
While I am not the biggest fan of actually doing them, I do love receiving Christmas cards – whether they are the long letters of everything that has taken place or whether they are the pictures of how much people have grown and changed in […]
Observing Advent – Day 18 – Mercy Lamentations 3:22-23 says: Mercies new every morning. That is a tremendous promise to receive that every day we wake up to a refreshment of God’s mercy, God’s love, and God’s forgiveness. What a great gift!
Observing Advent – Day 16 – Strong I was going to go in a totally different direction with this until I heard this morning of another friend of mine who has been diagnosed with cancer. We have a lot of __-Words. The F-word, the s-word, […]
Observing Advent – Day 11 – Steady/Steadfast These are prayer pebbles that I have near my desk in my office. My wonderful wife introduced me to them several years ago. They fit perfectly into the thumb and index finger pressed together. Some of the words […]