Preaching on Stewardship- December 8, 2019- Second Sunday of Advent

Each week on the blog I share a few tidbits, nuggets, or ideas for incorporating some stewardship themes in your preaching. This week’s nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for the Second Sunday of Advent are as follows: Sunday December 8, 2019: Revised Common Lectionary- Second Sunday of Advent (Year A) First Lesson: Isaiah 11:1-10 Psalm 72:1-7, … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- December 8, 2019- Second Sunday of Advent

Preaching on Stewardship- December 9, 2018- Second Sunday of Advent

Every Monday I share a few tidbits, nuggets, or ideas for incorporating some stewardship themes in your preaching. This week’s nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary are as follows: Sunday December 9, 2018: Revised Common Lectionary- Second Sunday of Advent (Year C) First Lesson: Malachi 3:1-4 Luke 1:68-79 Second Lesson: Philippians 1:3-11 Gospel of Luke 3:1-6 The … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- December 9, 2018- Second Sunday of Advent

Prepare the Royal Highway- an Advent Devotional for Dec. 5, 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 Prepare the Royal Highway- an Advent Devotional for Dec. 5, 2017

Royal- Day 2 of Advent

During Advent this year, I will be reflecting daily using this Advent Photo Devotional. The word designated for today is #Royal.  One of my favorite Advent hymns is “Prepare the Royal Highway,” by Frans Mikael Franzen. The text is so beautiful and does a beautiful joy with its Swedish folk tune melody to capture the excitement of the season that accompanies the waiting, wondering, and … Continue reading Royal- Day 2 of Advent

Prepare- Day 1 of Advent

During Advent this year, I will be reflecting daily using this Advent Photo Devotional. To begin the series, the word of the day is #Prepare.  “The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to … Continue reading Prepare- Day 1 of Advent