Still, Advent

Christmas is just days away; the season of expectant waiting is coming to an end for this year. The culmination of Advent, the Incarnation of God into human form, bursts forth in songs of wonder, adoration, and joy. The first coming of Jesus we celebrate with gifts, food, and family visits that include a trip… Continue reading Still, Advent

The Greatest Grace

Thoughts about Advent and Incarnation Part one The coming of the Promise. Fulfillment of prophecy in a mystery of yes and not yet. A baby born of a virgin on a not-so-silent night who grew up and changed the world, even to the marking of the calendar days. BC (before Christ) and AD (anno Domini)… Continue reading The Greatest Grace

The Coming King

Who is the King of Glory? Titus 2:11-14; Mark 13; Psalm 24; Psalm 96 Christmas day Prayer from Anglican Book of Common Prayer (2019) Almighty God, you have given your only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and to be born [this day] of a pure virgin: Grant that we, who have been born… Continue reading The Coming King

The Adoration of the Living Word Made Flesh

December 24 Luke 2:1-21;  Matthew 2:1-12;  Hebrews 1; Colossians 1:15-19; Isaiah 7; Psalm 98 Prayer from Anglican Book of Common Prayer (2019) O God, you have caused this holy night to shine with the brightness of the true Light: Grant that we, who have known the mystery of that Light on earth, may also enjoy… Continue reading The Adoration of the Living Word Made Flesh

Pathway to Peace

John 1; Isaiah 9:6; Ephesians 2:14-18; 1 John 4:9-11; Romans 5-6; Titus 3: 5-7; Hebrews 11:1-12:2; Luke 2:22-38 Prayer from Anglican Book of Common Prayer (2019) Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us. As we are sorely hindered by our sins from running the race that is set before… Continue reading Pathway to Peace

The Joy of the Beginning

December 13 Matthew 1; Psalm 145; Isaiah 7; Luke 1 Prayer from Anglican Book of Common Prayer (2019) O Lord Jesus Christ, you sent your messengers, the prophets, to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation. Grant that the ministers and stewards of your mysteries may likewise make ready your way by turning… Continue reading The Joy of the Beginning

Looking toward Advent

Isaiah 55:8-9 From a time of thanksgiving to the wonder of the Incarnation, this time of year is set apart from the rest. It is an opportunity for introspection and reflection. What are the most important things? If 2020 hasn't done anything else for our benefit, it has given each of us ample time to… Continue reading Looking toward Advent