Tag Archives: preparation

Behold, I prepare the way!

“Behold, I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me … “ (Malachi 3:1). It was the day after my birthday at the end of October, that the tree arrived. Much earlier than I expected all the way … Continue reading

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“Behold!”

“Behold!” is an old English word that appears often in some English translations of the Bible. It is not a word that commands belief, per se. Neither is it a word that merely wants to catch your passing attention. Rather, … Continue reading

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Pizza, sushi, pigs-in-a-blanket: It all matters

It’s an odd beginning.[1] You’d wonder why, if Matthew and Luke – and to some extent even John – begin with stories of Jesus’ birth, Mark starts his Gospel rather abruptly. And by reference to the Hebrew prophets of old. … Continue reading

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The apple of the eye

Guard me as the apple of the eye; Hide me in the shadow of your wings. (Psalm 17:8) Last week’s children’s chat got me thinking even more. I told the story of ‘that mom’ who carried with her everywhere the biggest … Continue reading

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God is always up to something

“… you know what time it is, how it is now the moment for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we became believers; the night is far gone, the day is near. … Continue reading

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