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Day 22, Advent

Today is the fourth Sunday in Advent.  As we prepare to celebrate Christmas, the text take a slight shift away from the promise that God is coming, to the story of the birth of Jesus.  Read these words from Matthew's gospel and prepare your hearts to travel to Bethlehem.   Matthew 1:18-25 Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Sunday, December 18, 2016 | 0 comments
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Day 21, Advent

Over and over in the Bible, we hear the words, "Do not be afraid."  This reflection is by Rachel Hackenberg and explores that saying a bit.  It turned that phrase on its head a bit and caused me to think about it in some new ways.     Do Not Be Afraid   We should be afraid, of course, to be so near to God.   We should be startled by the glory of God and the disruption of angels.   We should be freaked. out. that God... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Saturday, December 17, 2016 | 0 comments
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Day 20, Advent

A friend of mine passed along this Advent Prayer.  I hope you enjoy it and find some time time listen for the voice of God amid the chaos of the world and our lives.   A Prayer of Advent God of Promise, you have fulfilled the prophets' words and taught us to long for your coming again—           stir in us a desire to build your kingdom in our time. God of Hope, you sent your son, Jesus Christ, into a world of fear to bring glad... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Friday, December 16, 2016 | 0 comments
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Day 19, Advent

Columbia Seminary thoughtful creates an Advent devotion that they send to alumni or donors.  It's been a wonderful companion for me this year.  One of the devotions is by Dr. Rebecca F. Spurrier, Associate Dean for Worship life and Assistant Professor of Worship.  I hope you enjoy this as I did.  It is based on Luke 1:46-55 Luke 1 recounts the meeting of two women to whom God has paid special attention.  They are family, and they have received remarkable,... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Thursday, December 15, 2016 | 0 comments
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Day 18, Advent

Read these words from Luke 2 and then consider the questions and actions listed below.  This devotion is taken from A Sanctified Art (who create some really awesome stuff). In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. All went to their own towns to be registered. Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Wednesday, December 14, 2016 | 0 comments
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Day 17, Advent

I saw this on a friend's Facebook page and thought it was a lovely reminder.  May your days be filled with this sort of to do list. Peace, Laurie Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Tuesday, December 13, 2016 | 0 comments
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