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DECEMBER 25 Wednesday, The Nativity of the Lord

Posted by: admin in: ● December 25, 2013

The Messiah is one of you They made known the message that had been told them about this child. Luke 2:17 The monks in an ancient monastery were becoming ornery with one another. The abbot sought the guidance of a wise hermit, who said, “The only thing I can tell you is that the Messiah […]

DECEMBER 24 Tuesday the Fourth Week

Posted by: admin in: ● December 24, 2013

Giving birth to growth   “Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, for he has visited and brought redemption to his people.” Luke 1:68 “Tell me, who made you?” the pastor asked the little boy. The youngster thought a moment, then said, “God made part of me.” The pastor asked, “What do you mean […]

DECEMBER 23 Monday the Fourth Week

Posted by: admin in: ● December 23, 2013

Be a trim tab   “For surely the hand of the Lord was with him.”Luke 1:66 Buckminster Fuller often spoke of the trim tab factor. Visualize a large ship. If the crew desired to turn this ship in a new direction, the first step would be to adjust the trim tab, a miniscule rudder along […]

DECEMBER 22 Fourth Sunday of Advent

Posted by: admin in: ● December 22, 2013

The wonder of humanity   “They shall name him Emmanuel, which means ‘God is with us.” Matthew 1:23 On a worksheet, the youngsters were invited to finish this sentence: “I am a star because …” One young child wrote: “I just am.” Being human is a magnificent thing; it’s how God made us. Believing in […]

Advent 2010. Thursday of the Fourth Week

Posted by: admin in: ● December 22, 2010

Free at last “Immediately [Zachariah's] mouth was opened, his tongue freed, and he spoke blessing God.” LUKE 1:64 If you had nine months to think before you spoke, what would you say? No doubt pearls of wisdom would drop from your lips! Many of us don’t reflect for very long at all before we open […]

Advent 2010. Wednesday of the Fourth Week

Posted by: admin in: ● December 21, 2010

Sharing in the feast “He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent away empty” LUKE 1:53 I know a woman who has always hated Christmas. Every signal that the dreaded day loomed ahead was difficult for her. Each bit of tinsel brought anguish. She couldn’t bear to receive cards […]

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Advent 2010. Tuesday of the Fourth Week

Posted by: admin in: ● December 20, 2010

The Visitation “Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled” LUKE 1:45 This is the year I finally met Sister Grace Regina.  She and I have been pen pals for years, brought together by a common love of words and the things of God.  Being 3000 […]

Advent 2010. Monday of the Fourth Week

Posted by: admin in: ● December 19, 2010

Perfect love casts out fear Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God” LUKE 1:30 Little Jane was the timid sort. She never ran out to play with the other kids at recess. She didn’t speak. From the time her father dropped her off at […]

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