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Prayer as Lament – Advent sermon series 3

Traditionally, the Third Sunday of Advent is known as Gaudete Sunday, a command to rejoice! Be joyful! In all the furtive busy-ness of getting ready for the big day, in all the running around and striving to check off everything … Continue reading

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Life and love? Not just here

Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has arisen! Where is Jesus now? Around 13 million visitors a year flock to Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. And that number has been growing … Continue reading

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Still snowed in – Lent 5

Even though it’s now less than two weeks till Easter Sunday, our Christmas tableau is still snowed into our front yard. At least now — surprise! — we can see what’s there, what has been hidden deep under the snow … Continue reading

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Snowed in: Lent 4

The snow still covers most of the story from our awareness. Buried deep within our hearts the fullness of all that makes us who we are is waiting to emerge. On the slow and steady movement on the Lenten journey … Continue reading

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With us, snowed-in

I wasn’t able to remove the Christmas manger scene from our front yard in time, before the snowstorms left everything buried. As we’ve approached Lent, the joke in our household is that Jesus, like us, is snowed-in. It likely won’t … Continue reading

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Christmas Day – funeral sermon

Jesus said, ‘The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. ‘Again, the kingdom of heaven is like … Continue reading

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Meeting the unexpected

On New Year’s Eve, the roadway was completely covered in snow. All I could see in the waning light of day was the general shape of the roadbed curving slightly to the right in front of me. I couldn’t see … Continue reading

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