Monthly Archives: December 2012

New Year’s Burning Bowl Sermon 2012

I have to admit, until a couple years ago, I was not familiar with the tradition of the Night Watch service. After doing a little research, I learned that it was a Moravian tradition started in Czecklesavakia and made its … Continue reading

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Healing Relationships

Relationships. Relationships are at the heart of our life. Relationships are what we desire, what we need, and they’re part of the focus of God’s having created us in the first place! We all agree that human relationships are crucial … Continue reading

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“My, how you’ve grown!”

When I was a child and youth, my family used to have family reunions on a regular basis, including all 5 generations of family members. I loved going to the parties because they were always at a restaurant where there … Continue reading

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Tough Love in the Desert

Some children were asked to explain what love is. One said, “Love is when my mom makes a cup of coffee for my dad and takes a little taste before she gives it to him, to make sure it tastes … Continue reading

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Something Really BIG!!!

The Old Testament readings for the beginning of Advent this week coincide with World AIDS Day. They are potent reminders of the promises of God to the house of Israel. “I will fulfill the promise I made to the house … Continue reading

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Clash of the Kingdoms

We know what happens when kingdoms collide. There are inevitable consequences: chaos, stress, insecurity, and often there is destruction and death. In the 4 years of the American Civil War, 618,000 soldiers from North and South died either on the … Continue reading

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