Month: December 2017

Gleefully Terrified

The little girl and her younger brother were playing in their front yard as I passed by on my evening walk. My thoughts were interrupted by her young voice yelling, “There’s a WITCH!” I turned to see where this witch was- and the little… Continue Reading “Gleefully Terrified”

What is Your Word for 2018?

As we rapidly approach 2018, I invite you to try the practice of choosing a word for the new year! There are a variety of sites on the internet that also offer more information about this practice. For those of you who are new… Continue Reading “What is Your Word for 2018?”

Peace in the Dawn of a New Day- Friday, December 29th

WEEK FOUR: PEACE IN THE DAWN OF A NEW DAY The Light of our Countenance John 8:12 (NRSV) Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of… Continue Reading “Peace in the Dawn of a New Day- Friday, December 29th”

Peace in the Dawn of a New Day- Thursday, December 28th

WEEK FOUR: PEACE IN THE DAWN OF A NEW DAY The Light of a Searchlight Psalm 139:1-2,7,11-12 (NRSV) O Lord, you have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from far away.… Continue Reading “Peace in the Dawn of a New Day- Thursday, December 28th”

Peace in the Dawn of the New Day- Wednesday, December 27th

WEEK FOUR: PEACE IN THE DAWN OF A NEW DAY The Light of a Desk Lamp Psalm 119:130 (NRSV) The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.  A few months before I learned I had cancer, I read The… Continue Reading “Peace in the Dawn of the New Day- Wednesday, December 27th”

Peace in the Dawn of a New Day- Tuesday, December 26th

WEEK FOUR: PEACE IN THE DAWN OF A NEW DAY The Light of a Glow-stick Psalm 51:17 (NRSV) The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. One of my friends was going through a divorce, and I… Continue Reading “Peace in the Dawn of a New Day- Tuesday, December 26th”

Christmas Day

(Light all four candles- AND the Christ Candle!) THANK YOU  Hope glimmers in the darkness. Love’s glow will never cease. Hearts radiate with Joy anew. Each day is bright with peace.   You have come, O Dawn of Light and darkness fades forever. YOU… Continue Reading “Christmas Day”

Peace in the Dawn of the New Day- Monday, December 25th

WEEK FOUR: PEACE IN THE DAWN OF THE NEW DAY The Light of the Sun Luke 1:78-79 (NRSV) By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in… Continue Reading “Peace in the Dawn of the New Day- Monday, December 25th”

Christmas Eve

EMERGING From darkness until the first early glow you quietly awaken our hope, as you show the movement from glow to first glimpse of the sun, and tenderly warm us with love from the One who brings us from glimpse to the full dawn… Continue Reading “Christmas Eve”

The Fourth Sunday of Advent- December 24th

PEACE BRIGHTENS THE DAWN OF A NEW DAY: WALKING IN PEACE Scripture for the Fourth Sunday of Advent 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26 Luke 1:26-38, 47-55 Romans 16:25-27 These Scripture readings are just a few examples of God’s faithfulness and strength that fill… Continue Reading “The Fourth Sunday of Advent- December 24th”