December 15, 2013

Prepare the Way: Advent Day 15

Isaiah 40:1-5 “In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord.”  How exactly does one prepare the way of the Lord?  At first glance, it appears […]
December 13, 2013

The Magnificat: Advent Day 13

Luke 1: 39-56 Today’s reading is known as the Magnificat, or Mary’s Song.  This is a song of praise and a song of hope.  What does […]
December 12, 2013

If You Need a Job Done Right: Advent Day 12

Luke 1: 26-38 You can’t make this stuff up.  Ask yourself, “If I were to write the story?”  God could have entered however God wants.  I […]
December 11, 2013

Do Not Be Afraid: Advent Day 11

Luke 1: 5-25 “Do not be afraid, for your prayer has been heard.”  May we not only wear this on our t-shirts, our bumpers, our foreheads, […]
December 10, 2013

Come to the Light: Advent Day 10

Isaiah 60: 1-5 Today’s text contrasts darkness and light.  This is our first text in what many refer to as “Third Isaiah.”  A central theme woven […]
December 9, 2013

Search Me and Know My Heart: Advent Day 9

Psalm 139 My favorite of all Psalms.  God is inescapable.  In our best–our ascension to high places, and our worst–our farthest places from God, God is […]
December 8, 2013

Before, I Knew You: Advent Day 8

Jeremiah 1: 4-5 Jeremiah’s call shares that God is active and present in relationship.  And Jeremiah is present with God.  God’s presence is active from before […]
December 6, 2013

Waiting in Desert Places: Advent Day 6

Advent: Day 6 Isaiah 35: 1-10 Imagine, twenty-seven years in that prison cell.  Much of it in isolation.  May we always ask ourselves why?  Power can […]
December 5, 2013

Feast For All: Day 5

On this mountain the LORD of hosts will make for all peoples         a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wines,         […]