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DECEMBER 21 Saturday the Third Week

Posted by: admin in: ● December 21, 2013

We go together Mary … entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. Luke 1:39-40 I saw a cartoon in which a light bulb opened the door to find many small Christmas tree lights. The astonished light bulb asked one of the tree lights, “You’re bringing friends?” The small light replied, “We’re Christmas lights. When […]

DECEMBER 20 Friday the Third Week

Posted by: admin in: ● December 20, 2013

Placing Jesus in the crib  “Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son … “ Luke 1:31 When do you place Jesus in your manger scene? When I was growing up we did it on Christmas morning. Before we discovered what Santa had left, we had a reverent procession from the back […]

DECEMBER 19 Thursday the Third Week

Posted by: admin in: ● December 19, 2013

Supportive prayer “Do not be afraid, Zechariah, because your prayer has been heard.” Luke 1:13 My niece Michelle was curled up on the couch crying. Two good friends had been involved in a serious auto accident, hit head-on by a drunk driver. Tyler, three years old, climbed into her lap, put his arm around her, […]

DECEMBER 18 Wednesday the Third Week

Posted by: admin in: ● December 18, 2013

It’s OK “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home.”  Matthew 1:20 The talented artist Brother Mickey McGrath has a thought-provoking painting depicting today’s gospel (http:/ /www.youtube. com/watch?v=kKF84zUDfjo). In today’s passage from Matthew, Joseph falls asleep. What might have been going through his mind and spirit as […]

DECEMBER 17 Tuesday the Third Week

Posted by: admin in: ● December 17, 2013

Unbroken connections   The total number of generations … from the Babylonian exile to the Messiah (was) fourteen generations. Matthew 1:17   A Native American story recounts that when the Creator was having trouble keeping the world together, a little worm offered to help. The small creature spun its imperceptible silk, connecting all creation within […]

DECEMBER 16 Monday the Third Week

Posted by: admin in: ● December 16, 2013

The offering of a home   “By what authority are you doing these things?” Matthew 21:23   When Lawrence Anthony, the South African conservationist, died a couple of years ago, two herds of wild elephants traveled single-file through the bush to his home. One of the many things Anthony devoted his life to was providing […]

DECEMBER 15 Third Sunday of Advent

Posted by: admin in: ● December 15, 2013

Joy-filled contentment   The ransomed of the Lord shall … enter Zion singing crowned with everlasting joy …Isaiah 35:10 One of my favorite books to read with my great-nieces and great-nephews is Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. But my great-nephew Tyler wouldn’t let me read it to him. He would […]

Advent 2010. Saturday of the Third Week

Posted by: admin in: ● December 17, 2010

Another story “Now this is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about.” MATTHEW 1:18 So this is how the birth of my brother came about. It was Christmas day, forty-one years ago. The baby wasn’t due for months yet, but some babies don’t read calendars. It was in the middle of a snowstorm too, […]

Advent 2010. Friday of the Third Week

Posted by: admin in: ● December 16, 2010

Where the story begins The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. MATTHEW 1:1 It’s a long story, aabout how we got to be here in the first place. We have to tell about our ancestors and the old country, their journey and what they wanted. For […]

Advent 2010. Thursday of the Third Week

Posted by: admin in: ● December 15, 2010

A simple request “Then what did you go out to see? Someone dressed in fine garments?” LUKE 7:26 A man comes to the door at night. He is humble and his face is lined with worry. “In the name of heaven, I request lodging from you. Because she cannot walk – my beloved wife.” You […]


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