Tag: Advent

This Week’s Links

Tuesdays on the blog usually mean that I get to share links to things that I have found interesting and thought provoking with all of you. I have been out of routine though for the past month, so today I’m trying to catch-up. As you might expect, there have been a lot of big stories

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This Week’s Links

Tuesday on the blog means that it is time to share some links to things that I have read and found interesting over the past week. To help make sense of the links, I have grouped them in the following categories: Church and Ministry Thought & Practice; Millennials; Neighbor Love; Stewardship; and Miscellaneous. I hope

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Joy

The following is a reflection that I shared in worship on Wednesday December 14th at Salem Lutheran Church in Fontanelle, Nebraska as part of the congregation’s mid-week Advent worship series on “Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love.” The focus passage for the evening was Luke 1:47-55.  The beautiful words of Mary’s Magnificat ring in our ears.

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Love- Christmas Eve

During Advent this year, I have been reflecting daily using this Advent Photo Devotional. The word designated for today, Christmas Eve, is #Love. At the heart of who we are and who we have been created to be, is love. That’s something I hope that we are reminded of on this Christmas Eve. This love is

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Justice & Truth- Days 24 & 25 of Advent

During Advent this year, I am reflecting daily using this Advent Photo Devotional. The words designated for December 22nd was #Justice, and for today, December 23rd is #Truth. It’s really easy to look around and see the things in the world that are hurting and broken. Sometimes I seem to fixate on them. Politicians and those

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Peace & Freedom- Days 22 & 23 of Advent

Christmas Eve is tomorrow, and I need to catch up on these posts. I am writing as I currently sit in a hospital waiting room. I’m here on a visit for a congregational member about to go into surgery. It might seem to be a weird place to start reflecting about peace and freedom, but

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This Week’s Links

Each week on the blog I get to share some of what I have seen, read, and found interesting and thought provoking over the past week. To help make sense of all of these links, I have grouped them by the following categories: Church and Ministry Thought & Practice; Cross-Sector Collaboration; Leadership Thought & Practice; Millennials;

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Singing- Day 21 of Advent

During Advent this year, I am reflecting daily using this Advent Photo Devotional. The word designated for December 19th was #Singing. Sometimes pictures speak better than words. I have said lots about singing lately, but here are some more photos of singing- sharing the joy of the season over the years.        

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Join- Day 20 of Advent

During Advent this year, I am reflecting daily using this Advent Photo Devotional. The word designated for December 18th was #Join. One of my favorite Christmas carols is “O Come, All Ye Faithful.” I have lots of reasons why it’s one of my favorites, but there’s one fond memory that sticks out more than most.

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Voices- Day 19 of Advent

During Advent this year, I am reflecting daily using this Advent Photo Devotional. The word designated for December 17th was #Voices. The angels give voice announcing the Savior’s birth. Mary gives a voice of praise in her Magnificat. John the Baptist is the one foretold in Isaiah, whose voice would cry out in the wilderness.

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