Tag Archives: winter solstice

Behold, I bring you joy!

The Gospel — good news — of God comes to us, as it did two thousand years ago, not on a bright, sunny day. Not as the sun’s rays stream down from a cloudless sky.  The word, both spoken and … Continue reading

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funeral sermon in Advent: Faith in the Night

From the Gospel of John, the first chapter (v.5.9): “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it … The true light, which enlightens everyone, is coming into the world.” These days, we walk in darkness. … Continue reading

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Out of the depths

The longest night. The fiercest storm. The threat to comfort. And down with the flu. I am pulled out out of the routine distractions and busy-ness of living and left silent, still, listening to the howling wind outside and creaking … Continue reading

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The end in sight? So is the new

Since December 21st is a mere ten days away, I paid a little more attention recently to public commentary about the end of the world, sparked by notions of the Mayan calendar ending on the winter solstice of this year. … Continue reading

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