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Advent, Day 14

We're going to linger with Mary for another day or two.  Below is a poem by Reynolds Price, one of my favorite authors and poets. (He's from North Carolina, but worked a Duke for a long time.  I overlook that part of his life.)  He writes beautifully about southern people and has a deep knowledge of the Bible.  Here is his peom, Annunciation. The angel tries to imagine need. Till now he has not stood near a girl- Odd generals, magistrates, prophets in skins- And since... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Saturday, December 12, 2015 | 0 comments
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Advent, Day 13

We wouldn't do Advent justice unless we explore the Mary story a bit.  Sometimes well-meaning Protestants shy away from Mary because she seems too Catholic somehow.  But without the courage of this teenage girl to say, "let it be with me, according to your word," the Christmas story would look very different.   Mary show us incredible trust and devotion.  She reminds us that nothing is impossible with God, even if that means that your life gets turned upside down.... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Friday, December 11, 2015 | 0 comments
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Advent, Day 12

Loyola Press has a number of Advent resources.  One is a series of Arts and Faith videos, short videos that explain a work of sacred art.  This video is about a painting that depicts John the Baptist.   We encountered John the Baptist on the second Sunday of Advent and will hear more about this camel hair wearing, locust eating preacher on the third Sunday of Advent as well.   Peace, Laurie Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Thursday, December 10, 2015 | 0 comments
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Advent, Day 11

The following comes from a book entitled, Companion to the Book of Common Worship.   Perhaps only super-Presbyterians ever think to read it, and it is not always thought of as being a source of poetry and prayer, but I really liked the informative and lovely language it included about the season of Advent.  I hope you find something in these words as well.  In Advent we expectantly wait for the One who has already come. We anticipate the promised justice of God’s new world,... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Wednesday, December 9, 2015 | 0 comments
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Advent, Day 10

This is a short prayer by Ted Loder.   I Am Silent ... and Expectant How silently, how silently the wondrous gift is given. I would be silent now, Lord ,and expectant ...        that I may receive                the gift I need,                        so I may become                       ... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Tuesday, December 8, 2015 | 0 comments
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Advent, Day 9

It seems as though there is another terrible and tragic act of violence in our world each and every day.  This time of year is not immune to war or violence.  Sadly, no time is.  And yet, during Advent we imagine a reality, God's reality, that is different than the one we see and experience each day.  I enjoyed reading this prayer for peace today and hope you do as well. Advent Peace Psalm O Prince of Peace, whose advent we seek in our lives, come this day and show us... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Monday, December 7, 2015 | 0 comments
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