The Advent of Love

The Advent of Love

This week, as I try to prepare our congregation for the Advent of Jesus, I will be preaching on December 4th on the topic of love. Can I be real with you? Yes? Thanks! So here goes: Personally, I find it hard to talk about God’s love. And pastorally speaking, I...
Advent & Hope

Advent & Hope

In my last blog I tried to share with you the idea of Advent and our longing for Jesus, lyricized in Fernando Ortega’s song “Give me Jesus”. Ortega prayerfully asks to receive Jesus in the morning when he rises, to receive Jesus when he is alone, and to receive Jesus,...
Advent: Give me Jesus

Advent: Give me Jesus

Probably like a lot of preachers, on Sunday mornings I arrive at church very early. As one tradition puts it, I like to make sure I am “fessed up and forgiven” before I dare open the Word of God to preach and teach. But, more than that, I’m trying to “find” Jesus...
Walking in the Dark

Walking in the Dark

“Walk with Me” is the overall theme of this blog. It’s nice when someone does. You know, it’s nice to not have to walk alone. But. Sometimes we do walk alone. Sometimes we must walk alone. At least it sure feels that way. Sometimes. But...
An Early Advent Message

An Early Advent Message

“Looking for the God Who is Looking for Us – an Early Advent Meditation” “Hi. It’s Me, your God.  Today I wanted to simply share something fun and amazing that you might not have considered. My child, I live simultaneously outside and inside of time. I see up ahead in...
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