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Holiday Interrupted

Holiday Interrupted

Alan P. Sherouse  12. 2.2014
Advent is not for those who are considering whether or how to enter a season of waiting. It's for those who already wait. The message of...
5 Ways to Make Advent More Serene and Less Stressful

5 Ways to Make Advent More Serene and Less Stressful

Mary DeTurris Poust  12. 2.2014
Advent is about waiting, a concept that's becoming increasingly unpopular in our world of instant gratification and constant connectedness....
Advent: Into the Silence

Advent: Into the Silence

Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon  12. 1.2014
My prayer -- for myself and others -- is that we might all have some quiet to reflect upon the true purpose of the Advent Season. I am...

You Can't Walk in My Shoes and I Can't Walk in Yours

Rev. Peg Nowling Williams  12. 1.2014
It's the season of Advent, a time of waiting and hoping. I'm hoping we quit making assumptions with our heads and begin to listen with...
Advent 2014: A Season Of Waiting For The Coming Of Christ

Advent 2014: A Season Of Waiting For The Coming Of Christ

12. 1.2014
Advent (from the Latin adventus meaning "coming") is a liturgical season observed in many Western Christian churches as a time of expectant...
One Hug Does Not End Racism: An Advent Message

One Hug Does Not End Racism: An Advent Message

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  11.30.2014
Individual acts of kindness are necessary, but not sufficient to address the deeply rooted, and widespread pattern of racism that results...
These May Be Some Of The Tackiest Advent Calendars We've Seen

These May Be Some Of The Tackiest Advent Calendars We've Seen

Carol Kuruvilla  11.23.2014
Advent calendars emerged in the mid-1800s to help young Christians count down the days until the Feast of the Nativity. The four-week Advent...

Advent, Easter and Ordinary Time: Knowing the Christian Calendar

John Shore  03. 6.2014
Because the Christian year is rooted in the liturgical observances of ancient Judaism, it should not surprise us that over the centuries...
Waiting With Ellie

Waiting With Ellie

Jessica Braun  12.23.2013
Ellie has spent most of her life waiting patiently. But this time, she is the one who will go first. And while she waits, we will wait...

Changing Our Body Image in Advent

Diana V. Morgan  12.23.2013
God loves our nicotine stains and our alcoholic carbuncles, our Kaposi sarcomas and our thunder thighs. He loves the sinner's heart as...

During Advent, Waiting for Change

John McCullough  12.23.2013
Upon reflecting this season, I have asked myself, what does it mean to wait in December 2013? On the surface, waiting can seem like a passive...
Christmas Cards From Mom

Christmas Cards From Mom

Frida Berrigan  12.23.2013
Now that I'm an adult with my own kids -- I'm expecting another one early in the new year -- I find a whole new plateau of pleasure in...

Singing Carols to Jesus in Prison

Jeanne Bishop  12.23.2013
I had come to see the man who had murdered my sister, her husband and their baby years ago. He had apologized; I was there to try to reconcile....

Christmas

William B. Bradshaw  12.22.2013
As we celebrate Christmas, may we remember the significance of the Incarnation and the second part of the Trinity -- what Christmas is...