Advent Devotions 2018

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2nd Sunday of Advent: A Holy Night in August
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When Kathy and I found out she was pregnant, we were overjoyed but slightly concerned: We had gotten maternity insurance in November (in those days it was separate coverage), and this was in January. If our baby came early or if there were problems along the way, we wouldn’t be covered...

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The Joy of Giving
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 The angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people…” -Luke 2:10 Many years ago, when my children were younger, they had the spirit of giving to others where needed.  Our family lived in a large home...

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Fourth Sunday of Advent: The Human One
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   But you, O Bethlehem of Ephrathah, who are one of the little clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to rule in Israel, whose origin is from of old, from ancient days.  -Micah 5:2 It may come as a surprise (or until now, as a surprise to you) that I...

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Aspen Time
Posted by Steve Robbins on

Snowy skies in the mountainsPainted with grays and bluesI heard an eagle cry in the distance  Towering spires into the heavensBeyond our reach or thoughtThis creature commands our glance near God’s lofty realm  Aspens reaching starkly toward the sky Lined up...

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The Angel of Annunciation, by Alfred Delp
Posted by Lucinda S. Sutton on

Condemned as a traitor for his opposition to Hitler, Alfred Delp, a Jesuit priest, wrote this piece in a Nazi prison shortly before he was executed in 1945. For all its seriousness, Advent is a time of inner security, because we have received a message from on high. Oh, if it ever happens...

A Song in the Air
Posted by Lucinda S. Sutton on

Picture this: It’s the wee hours of a chill December morning, and you are a child asleep in your safe, warm bed.  You have a pile of blankets pulled up to your chin, with your hands and one foot securely tucked beneath (the other foot is peeking out like some kind of plump, pink...