Posts tagged with: Advent

A hand holding the Baby Jesus from a nativity scene

What if God Was One of Us?

The Incarnation is, ultimately, a mystery. But it is the mystery on which every other mystery of the Christian faith depends.

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A Christmas wreath on a wall full of many wooden boxes

On the Feast of Stephen

Feast on this second day of Christmas secure in the knowledge that you are a child of God.

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A beautiful Orthodox church in a snowstorm

Keeping Christmas Well . . . by Going to Church

Christmas should be celebrated in community with others as we gather to worship the Son of God, born in a stable and laid in a manger. This year, let’s be sure to gather for worship, even if we do so virtually.

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A modern art representation of the Virgin Mary holding Jesus

Advent: Light Through: Mother Mary

God needed her witness & her words.

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A nativity set

Advent: Light With Us: Immanuel

This is an affirmation of presence. Not hopes to be, not begging to be, God IS with us.

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A woman dressed in red holding out a handful of chocolate coins

Keeping Christmas Well . . . by Living Generously

We give in response to God’s most generous gift to us, the gift of Jesus.

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Photo of sunrise at Zion National Park. Copyright Mark Roberts.

Keeping Christmas Well . . . Gloriously

Scripture reveals to us the unsurpassed glory of God, which we see in the natural world and most of all in Jesus, the Word of God made flesh.

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A crowd of children, one of whom is reaching out to the photographer

Keeping Christmas Well: As a Child

Christmas, the celebration of God’s coming among us as a child, helps us to experience blessed childlikeness.

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A woman heartily laughing

Keeping Christmas Well: With Laughter and Joy

We can keep Christmas well by enjoying laughter. Our joy doesn’t deny the pains of life today.

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Keeping Christmas Well: Past, Present, and Future

After Ebenezer Scrooge was supernaturally transformed, he proclaimed, “I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future!”

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A beautiful rose garden

Righteousness Springing Up

Advent prepares us for the moment when Jesus enters our world.

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An old man walking alone down a long hallway

Gladness from Mourning

Someone is coming who will bind up our wounds.

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A woman holding a pile of coins and a sign reading "Make a Change"

Keeping Christmas Well by Making Amends

When we are transformed by his grace, we too will seek to make right what is wrong, both in our personal lives and in the wider world.

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A pile of stones

Keeping Christmas Well as an Ebenezer

An Ebenezer helps people remember God’s grace.

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Keeping Christmas Well

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to keep Christmas well, not just on one special day or during one special season of the year?

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