Monthly Archives: December 2007

safety and danger in Bethlehem

Since Sunday Dec 30 is the reading for the Holy Innocents, I’m sharing this recollection from an old sermon. Probably the most moving event, for me, while I was in the Holy Land was my visit to the Church of … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

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The Light Bearers

Several years ago, I found this story on a preacher sermon email list in a sermon written by Jody Felton. I adapted it for my Christmas Even sermon that year. The Entertainer (at age 8) thought it was a perfect … Continue reading

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The Entertainer’s favorite "Mom and nephew" story

The week before Thanksgiving, my brother in law had training at a location close to our house. So my sister decided that she would rather travel half a day to stay with us for 6 days instead of being home … Continue reading

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opposing parallels

I bought “WinterSong: Christmas Readings” by Madeleine L’Engle and Luci Shaw so I could participate in the RevGals book discussion. Well, then I didn’t get it read in time to participate. I still haven’t read all of it. I have … Continue reading

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the nephew

My nephew was born in October with hydrocephalus (old school version: water on the brain). He had surgery to have a shunt implanted. Other than the shock and emotional distress, all that went well. Shunt is working, incisions healed well, … Continue reading

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