Tag: Dawn of Light

Joy With the Rising Sun- Tuesday, December 19th

WEEK THREE: JOY WITH THE RISING SUN Radiant Vacancy Sign John 14:1-3 (NRSV)  “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me.  In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told… Continue Reading “Joy With the Rising Sun- Tuesday, December 19th”

Joy With the Rising Sun- Monday, December 18th

WEEK THREE: JOY WITH THE RISING SUN Radiant Fireworks Luke 2:10 (NRSV) But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city… Continue Reading “Joy With the Rising Sun- Monday, December 18th”

The Third Sunday of Advent- December 17th

JOY RADIATES WITH THE RISING SUN: WATCHING WITH JOY Scripture for the Third Sunday of Advent Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 Psalm 126 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 John 1:6-8, 19-28 Our scriptures for this Third Sunday of Advent- the week of Joy- show us so many reasons we… Continue Reading “The Third Sunday of Advent- December 17th”

Love as Dawn Draws Near- Friday, December 15th

WEEK TWO: LOVE AS DAWN DRAWS NEAR The Glow of the Porch Light Hebrews 13:2 (NRSV) Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it. When we walked into St. John for the first time, Jim and… Continue Reading “Love as Dawn Draws Near- Friday, December 15th”

Love as Dawn Draws Near- Thursday, December 14th

WEEK TWO: LOVE AS DAWN DRAWS NEAR The Glow of Moonlight Matthew 5:16 (NRSV) In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.  My spunky grandson Aidan is… Continue Reading “Love as Dawn Draws Near- Thursday, December 14th”

Love as Dawn Draws Near- Wednesday, December 13th

WEEK TWO: LOVE AS DAWN DRAWS NEAR The Glow of a Theater Spot Philippians 2:3-4 (NRSV) Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the… Continue Reading “Love as Dawn Draws Near- Wednesday, December 13th”

Love as Dawn Draws Near- Tuesday, December 12th

WEEK TWO: LOVE AS DAWN DRAWS NEAR The Glow of a Campfire Psalm 9:1 (NRSV) I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds. When I served as a youth director, I really enjoyed taking our… Continue Reading “Love as Dawn Draws Near- Tuesday, December 12th”

Love as Dawn Draws Near- Monday, December 11th

WEEK TWO: LOVE AS DAWN DRAWS NEAR The Glow of a Fireplace John 13:35 (NRSV) By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. A Danish practice called “Hygge” (pronounced hoo-gha) is becoming popular here and around the world. The… Continue Reading “Love as Dawn Draws Near- Monday, December 11th”

The Second Sunday of Advent, December 10th

LOVE GLOWS AS DAWN DRAWS NEAR: WELCOMING WITH LOVE  Scripture for the Second Sunday of Advent Isaiah 40:1-11 Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 2 Peter 3:8-15a Mark 1:1-8 Our scripture readings for this Sunday speak of the promise and the assurance of God’s love. Isaiah assures the… Continue Reading “The Second Sunday of Advent, December 10th”

Hope in the Darkness- Friday, December 8th

WEEK ONE: HOPE IN THE DARKNESS The Glimmer of Starlight Psalm 19:1 (NRSV) The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork. The last time we visited Jim’s boyhood home in Little Mountain, we stood outside and gazed at… Continue Reading “Hope in the Darkness- Friday, December 8th”