Tag Archive: Holidays

Jan 20

A Day Off for Discipleship

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It’s funny how sometimes our gospel lessons sync so well with what is going on in the world.  There is no greater example of this than this week, as we are in the midst of two straight weeks hearing about Jesus calling the first disciples and today marking the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. …

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Dec 17

Songs of Love: “Christmas is a Time to Say ‘I Love You'”

Billy Squier: Christmas is the time to say I love you

This week’s song is a rather deep cut from the 1980’s, a song that doesn’t get a lot of air time on the 24/7 Christmas music radio stations, but really should because it’s a great song, that captures the essence of spreading love and good cheer throughout the Christmas season. Billy Squier’s Christmas is a Time …

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Nov 26

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving 2013

It’s Turkey time, which also means it’s time to give thanks.  Thanksgiving week always feels like a great week for a pause.  A halt to the insanity, and a nice respite before the hectic schedules of Christmas and the full-on holiday season commence.  So this week, we’re also take a pause on the blog, nothing …

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Nov 19

The Widow’s Offering

The Widow's Offering

I’ve been thinking a lot about this Bible passage this week.  Luke’s story of the widow who gives her last two coins to the treasury, and Jesus’ subsequent teaching about giving out of our abundance versus giving out of our poverty (Luke 21.1-4).  It’s actually the story that comes right before the gospel lesson we …

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Nov 11

In the world, but not of the world

Veterans Day

It’s an oft-heard refrain in the church that we are “in the world, but not of the world.”  The idea being that, though we are members of creation and of this earthly world, we are in some ways to remain separate due to our relationship with God.  We are to strive for things higher than …

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