Monthly Archives: December 2010

Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Jesus' Manger

Great statement by the late German theologian on Christ’s birth: For the great and powerful of this world, there are only two places in which their courage fails them, of which they are afraid deep down in their souls, from … Continue reading

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Glory to God in the lowest (A Christmas Poem)

OK, so I wrote a Christmas poem.  You may not be a poem person, and I’m certainly no great poet, but felt inspired and took a stab at it.  Here you go…. Angels we have heard below, No singing choirs … Continue reading

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Christmas Joy

I came across this quote and thought it was really fitting: JOY’S PRESENCE IN THE WORLD doesn’t depend on our feelings. Joy surrounds; we simply open our eyes and heart to God’s presence. Remember God. Remember God’s presence and gifts. … Continue reading

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Once more… with feeling

I hiked Camelback Mountain today- for the second time this week.  Not exactly a heroic feat- plenty of people run up and down it, sometimes twice in a day.  For me, though, today was a minor victory.  I had gone … Continue reading

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And then there's morning

In every great story, there are periods of pain and difficulty, trial and testing.  But the best stories- the ones that best reflect the True Story of the World- don’t end there.  The pain is not wasted, the trials are … Continue reading

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Hitting the Hard Stuff

I’m heading towards the finish line again this year in the One Year Bible (aren’t you ever so impressed?). To be honest, the latter part of the year in the Old Testament gets pretty depressing. All of these prophets with … Continue reading

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Great Advent Idea

I came across this idea this morning and thought I’d share it- a simple and powerful way to engage our hearts with the world! LIGHTING CANDLES at this time of year seems especially meaningful. Many Christians light candles on an … Continue reading

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