Month: December 2017

The Grace of God has Appeared

December 24, 2017 Christmas Eve Luke 2:1-20, Titus 2:11-14 Birth is messy! For those of you that have had children, you will know what I mean. Of course, you have the literal mess from the birth itself. There is also the mess that comes…

Here am I

December 24, 2017 Advent 4 Luke 1:26-38 This has been a short Advent season. Actually, the shortest that it can be. Now, we find ourselves on the cusp of Christmas, and not quite there yet. We long for it and it appears within our…

Sit and Be, A reflection for a Blue Christmas

John 1:1-5, 14 There is a reason that we have a Blue Christmas Service near the longest night of the year. The day that has the least amount of sunlight, in the midst of what most people assume is a joyous time of year….

Longing in the Wilderness

December 10, 2017 Mark 1:1-8 At some point in all of our lives, there is a longing that resides within us and it can be hard to name. We know that something is calling us to greater things, but we are not sure what…

Claiming Faithfulness

Mark 13:24-37 As children, we usually first learn of faithfulness as we enter into relationship with our parents. We begin to learn that they are someone to trust and rely on. When we have needs, we know that it is them that we can…