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Radio Silence and Advent Hope

Day 2 of Advent, my favorite season on the church calendar.  Yesterday I taught a lesson on Zechariah and Elizabeth and one of the commentaries I read mentioned the “400 years of prophetic silence” that Israel had endured before, suddenly, … Continue reading

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The War on Christmas (no, not that one)

But I am sure I have always thought of Christmas time…as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one … Continue reading

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Another Mary Meditation: Love

Today we used the second of the monologues I wrote for our Advent services.  My sig. file (back in the days when I had a sig file) was a quote from Dostoyevsky:  “Active love is labor and fortitude.”  That quote … Continue reading

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Mary’s Meditation: Preparation

Each Sunday through  this Advent a dramatic monologue from Mary’s point of view is included in our church service.  I was assigned to write two of them, and the first of mine was presented this morning.  The theme was “preparation”, … Continue reading

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