Tag: christmas

Christmas in the Emergency Department

I have to be honest. This pastor’s Christmas joy was a little flat this year. But inspire of how I felt, there was a lot of joy in the middle of the mess. This Advent opened in a true Spirit of anticipation. I was aware…

Here. Let us “help” you.

It’s that time of year. Time to pack up the stockings and ornaments, the wreaths and lights. Time to put away the holiday linens and platters, and the Christmas coffee mug. To be honest, it’s one of my least favorite chores. (It’s right up…

Photo-a-Day: LIGHT

A light that thrives in the depths of darkness, blazes through murky bottoms. It cannot and will not be quenched. John 1:5 The Voice Merry Christmas! Christ is born and that Light will not be quenched.

Friday Five: Recovery Edition

Over at RevGalBlogPals this week, I’m hosting the Friday Five! Play along if you’d like! WHOOOOOOOOSH! That was the air rushing out of our collective pool of energy. Whether you led one small service or 5 huge ones, let’s talk about recovery mode. In…

The Longest Night: Intentional Movement towards The Light of the World

The cloud cover is denser. The trees are grey. The garden is silent and sleeping. I’m not a fan of winter. The shorter days get to me. When I’m visiting my hospice patients and it’s getting dark before 5 p.m., I find myself drooping….

Friday Five: Advent Confidential

This week’s Friday Five is offered by MaryBeth: Good morning, all! In the United States we are waking up from our annual turkey feast, a day and meal surrounded by traditions of all sorts. One of my favorite Thanksgiving morning traditions is listening to…

Things you can’t make up

Click at your own peril… 1. The Nativity Collection (Started as “the 42 worst nativity sets” but wait… there’s more.) 2. But wait… here’s another one. 3. And one from Laughing Squid where the nativity scene is composed of… yes. Squids.  

The First Sunday After Christmas: Colossians 3:12-17

African American, author, preacher and theologian Howard Thurman once offered these wise words: “When the song of the angels is stilled, And the star in the sky is gone, When the kings and princes are gone, And the shepherd back with his flock, The…

Simply music to my ears…

This little video made me smile… enjoy. 🙂

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