Category: For the Time Being

Somewhere In Your Silent Night
This morning, the music team at church sang Somewhere In Your Silent Night during the lighting of the Advent candles. It was new to me. I really appreciated it. Enjoy. [...]
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The Advent of Love – Advent Day 24
For God so loved the world that He gave His One and Only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting Life. ~ John 3:16 O [...]
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In The Bleak Midwinter
In the Bleak Midwinter (Christina Rossetti) In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone; Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow [...]
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Then He Smiled At Me – Advent Day 23
Then He smiled at me. These are the words used by the little drummer to describe what he experienced when he played his drum for the Baby Jesus. They might [...]
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Immersion (Piss Christ): Condescending Christmas – Advent Day 22
In 1987, Andres Serrano produced an art piece entitled Immersion (Piss Christ). The production was a 60-by-40-inch print of what Serrano describes as a photo of a 13-inch plastic crucifix [...]
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Christmas Family: The Good, The Bad, & The Sufferable – Advent Day 21
Like it or not, its that time of year for family gatherings. I’m blessed in that I love to get together with my extended family. We usually have a great [...]
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The Nativity Sermon – Advent Day 20
John Chrysostom (349 – 407 AD) is one of my favorite preachers and theologians of all time. His simple and straightforward, yet eloquent style earned him the nickname ‘Golden Tongue’. [...]
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Sinners in the Hands of a Happy God – Advent Day 19
The third week of Advent is observed by the lighting of the pink Candle of Joy. And as I think about joy, I can’t help but think about the father [...]
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Waiting is Difficult – Advent Day 18
Advent is all about waiting. And waiting is difficult. We do well to remember that we are waiting on a God who is not in a hurry. He is never [...]
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The Advent of Joy – Advent Day 17
I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people: Today a Savior, who is Messiah the Lord, was born for you. ~ Luke [...]
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