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Posts tagged ‘Christmas’

Bonhoeffer, Insignificance, and the Ministry of Presence

“He has made the lowly and humble to be lifted up. That is the wonder of wonders, that God loves the lowly: ‘God has been mindful of the humble state of his servant.’ Read more

Sacred Giving & the Panis Angelicus at SheLoves Magazine

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Andrea Bocelli’s voice fills the room. Waves of notes swell and rescind like velvet billowing in the wind. Read more

Life in the Margins – Advent 2013

If you find yourself in the margins this Christmas season, know that there is One who sees you. He was born into and lived His life in the margins and He'll meet you right where you are.

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Called By Name – Christmas 2012

Standing outside an empty tomb, Mary Magdalene weeps. Two angels sit where Jesus’ body had just lay. They ask, “Woman, why are you crying?”

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And so, I Bake – Celebrating Hope

The year she was diagnosed with the disease that steals memories, the baton was passed.

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Advent & The Spending of Time

Earlier this year, I came across a survey about friendship. In it, respondents were asked what one thing their closest friend or friends did that they valued most & made their relationship genuinely close.

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Advent: Lighting the Way for the Sacred

One by one, candles were lit, pinpoints of light leading the way to the grand celebration of the birth of the Christ child – midnight mass. Golden light shone from the tops of paper bags glowing with warmth. Every year we celebrated this way, a coming together of community from all different denominations, a celebration of light and life.
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Advent: Hope for a Grieving Heart

A heart wrenched with pain – a by-product of grief. I understand, all too well, that a heart can physically hurt. Squeezed in a vise and so heavy, the next beat takes superhuman effort. Those of you reading this who’ve experienced great loss know this pain. You may be hurting this very moment. It’s very real and in those moments, you wonder if it will ever end. If that is you, I am so sorry for your pain.

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Advent: Whispers of Peace

  

As I sat down this morning to write about Advent, a time to prepare our hearts for the birth of Christ, the phone rang. It was the school secretary calling to ask me to pick up my daughter. She apparently was ill. She was fine this morning at home, bubbling around after having a waffle for breakfast, playful even.
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The Snowflake Cross – Divine Gifts of God’s Goodness and Love

The last week has had me wondering about the circumstances in my life. I’ve been contemplating the why’s, which is never a good thing. I know better than to give mental space to questions that cannot be answered.

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