Tag Archives: Advent

Echtes Licht: the True Light of Christmas

[From the archives.] My friend Claudia Dahinden sings beautifully and writes powerfully in both German and English. In her 2016 Christmas music video she sings of the True Light everyone longs for. It’s a musical exploration of John’s introduction of … Continue reading

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Anticipation in Advent – learning from those who waited first

[For Advent: updated from the archives.] Before the birth of Jesus there were those who lived in the anticipation of his coming, people who knew prophecies such as this: “I will shake all nations, and what is desired by all … Continue reading

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An Advent of Falling Apart

[Today’s archived guest post is one of two on the blog this week prompted by a  Twitter exchange between Lisa Deam and Gwen Jorgensen about how life is hard, and at this time of year it can feel even harder. … Continue reading

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The Dark Storm of Advent, a Humble Light of Christmas

[Gwen Jorgensen’s archived guest post today is a companion Advent piece to An Advent of Falling Apart, Lisa Deam’s post coming up on Friday.] *** It Happens Every Year It happens every year. I’m no longer surprised by it, but … Continue reading

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Sorority Sisters, the Senior Citizen, and Singing a New Song

The women of Delta Delta Delta spent time singing carols and socializing with the residents at my Dad’s place the other day. Afterwards, Dad walked them to the door to see them off and started to step aside as they … Continue reading

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Joseph’s Pregnant Expectations: an advent tale

[Advent begins this Sunday, so I offer this post from the archives imagining what that first Advent must have been like for Joseph.] *** I didn’t get any sleep last night. I haven’t been sleeping well for a while, in … Continue reading

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Joseph’s Pregnant Conversations – an advent tale

[From the archives: imagining what that first Advent must have been like for Joseph.] *** I didn’t get any sleep last night. I haven’t been sleeping well for a while, in fact. My friends say that’s normal for someone about … Continue reading

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The Dark Storm of Advent, the Humble Light of Christmas

[Gwen Jorgensen’s guest post today is a companion Advent piece to Falling Apart at Advent, Lisa Deam’s post Monday.] *** It Happens Every Year It happens every year. I’m no longer surprised by it, but brace myself against the rush … Continue reading

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Echtes Licht – the True Light of Christmas

My friend Claudia Dahinden sings beautifully and writes powerfully in both German and English. In her latest music video she sings of the True Light everyone longs for. It’s a musical exploration of John’s introduction of Jesus to his readers: … Continue reading

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Falling Apart at Advent

[Today’s guest post is one of two on the blog this week prompted by a recent Twitter exchange between Lisa Deam and Gwen Jorgensen about how life can be hard and at this time of year it can feel even … Continue reading

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