Monthly Archives: December 2018

A Modest Candle in the Dark

In the closing days of 2018 it’s good to review where we are, how the events of the past year have shaped us, and where we are heading as we approach 2019. For some it’s been a year of great … Continue reading

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Anybody seen John the Baptist lately??

I’ve had the Christmas tree up since Thanksgiving, and the house is trimmed, and earlier this week David and I actually went to the mall to buy some things for gifts…so I’m just about ready to consider getting into the holiday spirit…and … Continue reading

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Beneath the Hubbub

Way back in 1992, on Christmas Day, I learned an important lesson in regard to overcoming holiday stresses.  I’ve already written about this event, but to summarize, I had had a house fire earlier that year and although I was … Continue reading

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Advent 2C: random thoughts as I prepare a sermon

Of the four canonical gospels, Luke is hands down my favorite probably because I’m living in a post-modern world where cinema and theatre are popular diversions. Luke himself seems like a skillful director to me: he’s got this dialogue thing … Continue reading

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Keeping it REAL

Most of us are familiar with the idea of being completely honest with ourselves, so we have a sense of what people mean when they say they’re “keeping it real.” The more experience I have working with recovering addicts and … Continue reading

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