Lighting the Christmas Eve Candles

CHRISTMAS EVE On the eve of our Christmas celebration, Jesus’ birthday, we light all of the candles of the Advent wreath. First we light the candle for HOPE because Jesus is our hope. [Read more...]

Lighting the 4th Advent Candle

Fourth Sunday of Advent Today we relight the first three candles of the Advent Wreath — the candles of HOPE, PEACE and JOY. Now we light the fourth candle of Advent. This is the candle of LOVE. [Read more...]

Laura’s class

Every year at Christmastime Laura invites Kris and me to her 1st grade classroom for her international holiday luncheon with her students and parents. Since Laura’s class has 15 ethnic groups represented, each is asked to bring a dish representing their country and it becomes a universal meal. Before it got underway, I snatched a [Read More...]

Praying with the Church

For Ben, for his health, for his wife, and for peace. Lord, hear our prayer. For Michael Scolare, for another return to health — and for Kris and the kids and the church. Lord, hear our prayer. For Becky, for wisdom for doctors, and healing to her whole body. Lord, hear our prayers. [Read more...]


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