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The sun coming up over a landscape covered with snow, with one large pine tree

Daybreak

Isaiah’s picture of restoration spoke to the Jerusalem of his own day. But it also speaks to the darkness and confusion and difficulty of ours.

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A red candle burning against a dark background

Walking Towards the Dawn

No matter how dark it seems right now in these longest nights, the Word is with us.

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Part of the nativity set of Linda Roberts. Photo by Mark Roberts.

Our God Gets It

Merry Christmas! At Christmas we celebrate the coming of God as a human being.

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Lambs in a stall

How Silently, How Silently

The birth of Jesus was quite “silent,” in the sense that it happened with almost no fanfare or human attention.

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Longing for a True King

The more we are close to those who are suffering, the more we will be drawn into the spirit of Advent.

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The Way of Peace

In Advent we will often encounter the holiday wish for “Peace on Earth.”

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The Tender Mercy of Our God

God holds you with God’s own tender mercy, embracing you with a womb-like love that will never let you go.

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A number of brightly colored textiles from Oaxaca, México

The Interweaving of Time in Advent

Time is interwoven in Advent. Past, present, and future are braided together as we hope for the coming of Christ.

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An unlit Advent wreath in the daytime

When Silence and Singing Kiss

God’s faithfulness did not depend on Zechariah’s.

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A statue of the Virgin Mary, who is pointing at her heart, under a pine tree outside in the snow

Your Calling is Calling

Calling and identity are dialectical. We are called by God and we are also called by others.

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A woman holding up her hand in worship, in a room with a purple tint to the lighting

Lord, Have Mercy!

May you live these days with the joy of knowing God is rich in mercy toward you.

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The lenses of a microscope

The Mysteries of Magnification

You might say that Advent is a time for magnification.

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