Monday, December 19, 2011

Candlelight Worship, 12/18/11

Once upon a time, God chose to come to earth. Why? Because, as God goes to great lengths to show at Christmas especially, God wants to be in relationship with us.


Morning Worship, 12/18/11

If you had the chance to hold the baby Jesus, would you? Most folks jump at the opportunity to hold a cute and cuddly child. But this neither cute nor cuddly. This child will make the wolf and the lamb lie down together. This child is...powerful.


Monday, December 12, 2011

Morning Worship, 12/11/11

Mixed messages abound this time of year. We Christians insist that cashiers in stores wish us "Merry Christmas" instead of "Happy Holidays," when the very problem is that we've allowed Christmas to be resigned to stores.


Monday, December 5, 2011

Morning Worship, 12/4/11

When I have a goal, I work to reach it. No stopping the smell the roses. When I get in the car to go somewhere, I go. No stopping along the way at tourist attractions. I've heard all of the "life is a journey, not a destination" rhetoric, but I haven't started believing it...yet. Advent is good for people like me, for it teaches us the importance of waiting, of watching, and of listening...patiently...for the child who is coming to show us something new.