Archives for December 2013

Advent Reflection: Hark the Herald Angels Sing

And they shall name him Emmanuel which means “God is with us” - Matthew 1:23 ...Read More

Advent Reflection: The First Noel

And she gave birth to her firstborn Son. She wrapped Him in swaddling clothes and laid Him...Read More

Advent Reflection: Rejoice! Rejoice Believers

Before you get too comfortable in your chair, couch, or office at work, you’re going t...Read More

Advent Reflection: Arise, Shine

Fourth Sunday in Advent: Arise Arise, Shine, for your light has come, and the glory of th...Read More

Advent Reflection: The Birthday of a King

Joy for Living Every day is a gift from the Lord.We each must decide how we are going to us...Read More

Advent Reflection: Infant Holy, Infant Lowly

Luke 2:1-8 This is a very ancient Polish carol, which may date back as much as 700-800 year...Read More

Advent Reflection: Good Christian Men Rejoice

The changes in our lives in just one year, when we reflect on them, are truly awesome. It ma...Read More

Advent Reflection: We Three Kings

The Joy of the Magi: Matthew 2:1-2, 9-11 My Only Tribute! And now I in prayer hard byThe c...Read More

Advent Reflection: While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night

News of great joy found in Luke 2:8-14 A Hymn Sung as by the Shepherds Welcome, all wonder...Read More

Advent Reflection: O Little Town of Bethlehem

The Christmas Scout In spite of the fun and laughter, 13-year- old Frank Wilson was not hap...Read More

Advent Reflection: Joy to the World

Third Sunday in Advent: Joy My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my S...Read More

Advent Reflections: The Friendly Beasts

The Nativity Among the oxen (like an ox I’m slow)I see a glory in the stable growWhic...Read More

Advent Reflection: Gentle Mary Laid Her Child

Hope I often wonder how Mary must have felt throughout the time she was expecting her child...Read More

Advent Reflection: O Sleep, Dear Holy Baby

a silent nighta holy nighta seasonal birdtakes to flightpinpoints of starspierce the airI cl...Read More

Advent Reflection: Silent Night

“Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10  My favorite Christmas ...Read More

Advent Reflection: The Star

The Star Once there shone a lovely star       (In Ex-cel-si...Read More

Advent Reflection: I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

One of America's best known poets, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882), contributed to th...Read More

Advent Reflections: In the Bleak Mid-Winter

Second Sunday in Advent Do you know the most common question I received last year during Ad...Read More

Advent Reflections: Holy Night, Blessed Night

holy holy nightfrosty breath clings to the airdots of light are everywhereshining down on ...Read More

Advent Reflection: O Holy Night

My two favorite Christmas songs have always been Silent Night and O Holy Night. O Holy Night...Read More

Advent Reflection: What Child is This?

What better way of traveling along life's dusty roads, than in the hand that once was small ...Read More

Advent Reflection: Once in Royal David's City

Choosing a favorite Christmas Carol is like asking to choose a favorite dessert. Each carol ...Read More

Advent Reflection: Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus

Christmas Comes O what a scene it must have beenIn David’s town that night.The angels...Read More

Advent Reflection: O Come, All Ye Faithful

The hymn, "O Come, All Ye Faithful," was written by John Francis Wade, an 18th century Catho...Read More

Advent Reflection: O Come, O Come Emmanuel

First Sunday in Advent Isaiah 40:3-5, Malachi 3:1-4 Preparing for the arrival of a baby &n...Read More