Category: Advent: The Difference Between… 2022

ADVENT PEACE: FROM DIVIDE TO DIVERGE

PEACE MAKES THE DIFFERENCE IN OUR DIFFERENCESFriday, December 9th Divide: to separate into two or more parts, areas, or groups; to separate into classes, categories, or divisions; to separate into opposing sides or parties Diverge: to move or extend in different directions from a… Continue Reading “ADVENT PEACE: FROM DIVIDE TO DIVERGE”

ADVENT PEACE: FROM PROTECTION TO PROVISION

PEACE MAKES THE DIFFERENCE IN OUR SECURITYThursday, December 8th Protection: the act of covering or shielding from exposure, injury, damage, or destruction; guarding Provision: the act of supplying or making available (something wanted or needed) Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is… Continue Reading “ADVENT PEACE: FROM PROTECTION TO PROVISION”

ADVENT PEACE: FROM STUBBORN TO STEADFAST

PEACE MAKES THE DIFFERENCE IN OUR STANCEWednesday, December 7th Stubborn: performed or carried on in an unyielding, obstinate, or persistent manner; difficult to handle, manage, or treat Steadfast: firmly fixed in place; not subject to change; firm in belief, determination, or adherence; loyal  Keep… Continue Reading “ADVENT PEACE: FROM STUBBORN TO STEADFAST”

ADVENT PEACE: FROM BLAMING TO BLESSING

PEACE MAKES THE DIFFERENCE IN RESOLVING TROUBLETuesday, December 6th Blame: to find fault with; censure; to hold responsible; to place responsibility for Bless: to hallow or consecrate by religious rite or word; to invoke divine care for; to speak well of; approve; to confer… Continue Reading “ADVENT PEACE: FROM BLAMING TO BLESSING”

ADVENT PEACE: FROM MASTERY TO MYSTERY

PEACE MAKES THE DIFFERENCE IN OUR UNDERSTANDINGMonday, December 5th Mastery: skill or knowledge that makes one master of a subject Mystery: something not understood or beyond understanding; profound, inexplicable, or secretive quality or character; a religious truth that one can know only by revelation and… Continue Reading “ADVENT PEACE: FROM MASTERY TO MYSTERY”

PEACE MAKES THE DIFFERENCE

WHAT IS PEACE? Sunday, December 4th(Each day this week, we will be focusing on the difference Peace makes in our lives.) If you have an Advent wreath, you may wish to light the first candle as the candle of HOPE, and the second candle… Continue Reading “PEACE MAKES THE DIFFERENCE”

ADVENT HOPE: FROM FEARING TO FINDING

HOPE MAKES THE DIFFERENCE IN OUR OUTLOOKFriday, December 2nd Fear: to be afraid of; expect with alarm; to have a reverential awe ofFind: to come upon often accidentally, encounter; to come upon by searching or effort; to attain, reach; to discover by the intellect… Continue Reading “ADVENT HOPE: FROM FEARING TO FINDING”

ADVENT HOPE: FROM MOURNING TO MORNING

HOPE MAKES THE DIFFERENCE IN OUR GRIEFThursday, December 1st Mourning: the act of sorrowing Morning: dawn; the time from sunrise to noon; a period of first development; beginning This year, several of our friends will be spending their first holidays without a loved one.… Continue Reading “ADVENT HOPE: FROM MOURNING TO MORNING”

ADVENT HOPE: FROM MERIT TO MERCY

HOPE MAKES THE DIFFERENCE IN OUR SELF-REGARDWednesday, November 30th Merit: to be worthy of or entitled or liable to; earn; deserve Mercy: lenient or compassionate treatment; a blessing that is an act of divine favor or compassion As people of faith, we are called… Continue Reading “ADVENT HOPE: FROM MERIT TO MERCY”

ADVENT HOPE: FROM DREADING TO DREAMING

HOPE MAKES THE DIFFERENCE IN OUR ANTICIPATIONTuesday, November 29th Dread: to fear greatly, to feel extreme reluctance to meet or face Dream: to have a dream of (a desired goal or purpose); to consider a possibility, imagine During my time with cancer, each additional… Continue Reading “ADVENT HOPE: FROM DREADING TO DREAMING”