All Earth is Hopeful- an Advent Devotional for Dec. 1, 2017

This Advent season I am going to reflect on a hymn or carol daily as part of my spiritual practices. I am not sure where all these reflections will take me, but in conversation with my spiritual director, I am going to leave room for both “the head stuff” and “the heart stuff.” Some days might be more of one or another. I invite you … Continue reading All Earth is Hopeful- an Advent Devotional for Dec. 1, 2017

Preaching on Stewardship- December 3, 2017

Every Monday I share a few tidbits, nuggets, or ideas for incorporating some stewardship themes in your preaching. This week’s stewardship nuggets based on the appointed readings by the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary are as follows: Sunday December 3, 2017: Revised Common Lectionary- First Sunday of Advent (Year B) First Lesson: Isaiah 64:1-9 Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 Gospel of … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- December 3, 2017