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Silent Night

I love Midnight Mass. Nothing more can be prepared or bought. Christmas Eve gatherings are done. Christmas morning is almost here. And the waiting is over. Our Savior is born. The thing I love about Midnight Mass is that it … Continue reading

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A little bit closer

My husband and I started dating in high school and continued through college. Unfortunately, we were at different colleges that were 700 miles apart. Not nearly close enough for even a weekend visit more than once a semester. All this … Continue reading

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Wanderings

“Why do you let us wander, O Lord, from your ways, and harden our hearts so that we fear you not?” (Isaiah 63:17a) This verse is from the first reading from Advent this weekend. It’s an interesting rant, isn’t it? … Continue reading

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Music Monday: Oceans

Okay, I usually only do Music Mondays in the summer, but I have to add this one today. I love the faith and confidence that comes in this song. When we step out, when God calls us to something difficult, … Continue reading

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Music Monday: New Every Morning by Audrey Assad

I have a peaceful, beautiful song for you today. Such a gentle reminder that every day is a new day. Every morning, the sun rises, and we begin again.     We are made new, if we will let ourselves. … Continue reading

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What is the deal with Mary?

It’s funny that the Mother of Jesus is such a sensitive topic. I mean, if God thought she was good enough to carry the Savior of the world, how could she be controversial? But, controversial she is. I think a … Continue reading

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The Power of Love

  I’ve been thinking about the Holy Spirit recently. We have a picture of God as Father, and one of Jesus as Son and Savior, but the Holy Spirit doesn’t get a lot of press outside of looking like a … Continue reading

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Can you see?

Jesse Tree Day 17: Now we start to get into the Christmas story that we all know. Mary is told that she is going to give birth to the Messiah, and then as proof, she is told that her cousin … Continue reading

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Dead or dormant?

Jesse Tree Day 11: Our next stop on the tree is with Jesse. Most people have only heard of Jesse because there is some Advent tradition with a tree that bears his name. How this is connected to Jesus is … Continue reading

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A Simple Gift

The Christmas season is such a time of contrasts. It’s a time of giving, sharing, beautiful decorations, hot chocolate, and snow (all of it fake here). At the same time, it’s a time of stress, too many performances/tests/parties, shopping, lines, … Continue reading

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