Tag: Advent

Yearly devotions for the Advent season

Advent #6: Peace In The Pandemic

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10 2 Peter 3:8-15a (NRSV) But do not ignore this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like one day. The Lord is not slow about his promise, as some think… Continue Reading “Advent #6: Peace In The Pandemic”

Advent #5: Peace In The Pandemic

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8 Isaiah 40:1-11 (NRSV) A voice says, “Cry out!”    And I said, “What shall I cry?”All people are grass,    their constancy is like the flower of the field.The grass withers, the flower fades,    when the breath of the Lord blows upon it;    surely the people are grass.The grass… Continue Reading “Advent #5: Peace In The Pandemic”

Advent #4: Peace In The Pandemic

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6 Mark 1:1-8 (NRSV) The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As it is written in the prophet Isaiah,“See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you,    who will prepare your way;the voice of one crying out in… Continue Reading “Advent #4: Peace In The Pandemic”

Advent #3: Hope In The Hurt

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 (NRSV) Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that has been given you in Christ Jesus, for in… Continue Reading “Advent #3: Hope In The Hurt”

Advent #2: Hope In The Hurt

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1 Isaiah 64:1-9 (NRSV) O that you would tear open the heavens and come down,    so that the mountains would quake at your presence—as when fire kindles brushwood    and the fire causes water to boil—to make your name known to your adversaries,    so that the… Continue Reading “Advent #2: Hope In The Hurt”

Advent #1: Hope In The Hurt

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29 Mark 13:24-37 (NRSV) “But about that day or hour no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.  Beware, keep alert; for you do not know when the time will come. It is like a man… Continue Reading “Advent #1: Hope In The Hurt”

An Advent for Hurting Hearts

INTRODUCTION As I have been thinking, praying, and writing Advent reflections, I am mindful that this season will be an especially poignant time of watching and waiting. My longing for God has deepened during this unusual and challenging year; I have desperately prayed for… Continue Reading “An Advent for Hurting Hearts”

Presences of Peace- Sunday, December 29th

YOU AND I- AND THE ANGELS OF ASCENSION Meditation for the New Year As the year comes to a close, we have one more angel story to revisit. This story is one for us to carry with us into the new year ahead. Resurrected… Continue Reading “Presences of Peace- Sunday, December 29th”

Presences of Peace- Saturday, December 28th

YOU AND I: PRESENCES OF PEACE This week, we have reread stories of angels and looked for the peace we can find in each example. The angels brought tidings of peace. Jesus is our eternal Peace. Now, how do we become Presences of Peace… Continue Reading “Presences of Peace- Saturday, December 28th”

Presences of Peace- Friday, December 27th

ANGEL OF THE RESURRECTION The Angel of the Resurrection feels a bit out of season, doesn’t it? But here we have the essential and best Good News of Christmas. This Jesus, born to us as a baby, would one day overcome death in his… Continue Reading “Presences of Peace- Friday, December 27th”