Tag Archives: waiting

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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Waiting, still

Waiting for a response is not easy. After texting someone I’m usually impatient to get a response from them. Anything. And when they don’t, my blood starts to boil! This whole notion of texting etiquette is a new one, of … Continue reading

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Advent 4 – children’s sermon

We’re almost there! Less than a week until Christmas! Are you excited? I brought in this candle to show you, because it is special. At Christmas in worship we light lots of candles to show that Jesus is the light … Continue reading

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Seeing Jesus

Jesus says, “the person who sees me and believes will be raised up” (John 6:40).  If I polled the assembly gathered here this morning and asked you to raise your hand if you ‘believed in Jesus (or God)’, my guess … Continue reading

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Holy Innocents

There is a rather obscure and tragic story from the bible not widely told. But it is part of the Christmas story (Matthew 2:16-18). Herod was infuriated that the Magi had tricked him. Their agreement was that after paying homage … Continue reading

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Santa is not God – the true gift

During Advent, the church has fasted. Not from food! Rather, we have refrained — tried to, at least, in our liturgies — from singing Christmas Carols. This was part of our preparation as we made room in our hearts by … Continue reading

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What is hope?

I remember a friend — intelligent, thoughtful, deeply spiritual — who claimed that to hope was to be delusional. Hoping, to him, was a distraction, a pointless waste of time — like fantasizing. To hope was to be ‘faking it’, … Continue reading

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