Tag Archives: Laurie McNeill

THE YEAR OF REVERENCE

2017 is the Year of the Rooster. The Chinese have zodiac signs that follow a 12-year cycle featuring a specific animal each year.  The rooster prompts an image of crowing and the cry to wake up and get to work! … Continue reading

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Betty’s Story

“My parents are from Ramallah.”  Betty spoke these words softly as we stood in the narthex after worship.  No one else was able to hear the revelation that Betty was 100% Palestinian.  She was not ready to be open with … 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 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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