Tag Archives: Christmas

Kelmar Cookies

    The church calendar may say it’s nearly Lent, but at my house, there’s still some unfinished Christmas business. That always seems to be the case, since I became a pastor three years ago.  With work and family holiday … Continue reading

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Epiphany

While the culture around us begins much earlier than we do, the Christian community holds onto Christmas longer than they do. But with the celebration of Epiphany, even for us, the Christmas season is now over. But before we go … Continue reading

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Too Small

But you, O Bethlehem, who are one of the little clans of Judah, From you shall come forth for me one who is to rule Israel, Whose origin is from of old, from ancient days. Micah 5:2 The Sufi Muslim … Continue reading

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The Long Wait

Image: Clothed in the Sun by Jan Richardson In the days leading up to the birth of our child, Will and I observed a “counting up” ritual.  The ritual was created by Rabbi Tivka Fremer-Kensky, author of Motherprayer, as a … Continue reading

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A Deadly War on Christmas

It seems that, around this time every year, we hear about the new and latest salvo in the “War on Christmas.” In 2013, non-white depictions of Santa emerged in the crosshairs. In 2015 the offense was an all-red Starbucks cup. … Continue reading

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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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