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Christmas

“Of course it is trouble, it wouldn’t be Christmas if it were not a lot of trouble.”                                               … Continue reading

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I Am That

Do you know that person? The one who approaches you at the busiest time of the year, whether you’re a pastor, elder, volunteer, or teacher, and says, “You know, I’ve been thinking about “x, y, and z” for a few … Continue reading

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Holy, Lowly, Refugee

Matthew 2:13-15 An angel of the Lord warns Joseph to flee. Jesus was a refugee.  Christians seldom attach that description to the Christ child. We are willing to attach Jesus to his birth mother, Mary; to his adoptive father, Joseph; to … Continue reading

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A Little Christmas Miracle

“I’ll never do this again!” I grumble to myself just before the start of our annual Sunday School hosted worship service before Christmas. These were again my thoughts after a few of my star actors didn’t show up for the … Continue reading

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Still Christmas

Out there it is after Christmas. Decorations are coming down. Discarded Christmas trees line the sidewalk. Life is returning to a more normal pattern. But, here it is different. Here, within the community of the church, Christmas continues. Rather than Christmas … Continue reading

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A WAY IN A MANGER

Away in a manger, no crib for a bed, The little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head; The stars in the bright sky looked down where he lay, The little Lord Jesus, asleep on the hay. Serene Christmas images … Continue reading

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What Are You Feeling This Season?

Recently I visited a worship service where the celebrant of communion talked about how he feels increasingly as thought the Advent season is trying to dictate to him how he should feel.  Advertisements and decorations, Christmas music and church services … Continue reading

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