'Advent' tagged posts

Waiting with Joseph

There is always some sort of jolt when we hear news about expecting a child or a family expanding, because it will change our lives in ways that we cannot expect. It begins to rewrite the story of our lives.

Waiting with John the Baptist

John was not the type of person you allowed into the delivery room. He was more of the rough and crazy uncle who had not shaved for weeks. You know, the uncle-by-marriage that the kids avoided every Christmas. [button link=”http://bit.ly/1cv2VE6″]Download MP3 Audio File[/button]

Waiting For…

May God’s hopes and dreams and desires for this world become our hopes and dreams and desires for this world. And, may we become God’s expectant people. [button link=”http://bit.ly/1cKt9UD”]Download MP3 Audio File[/button]

Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus

Hymn #83 in Celebrating Grace Hymnal — “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus” [pullquote_center width=”85%”]Come, thou long-expected Jesus, born to set thy people free; From our fears and sins release us; let us find our rest in thee. Born thy people to deliver, born a child and yet a king, Born to reign in us forever, now thy gracious…


If we lean in closely and start to listen carefully, beyond the busy routines of each week, we might hear someone mention the flurry of events in the weeks to come. In one moment we are tending to normal tasks and business as usual and then in the next breath we look down at the…

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