[Daily Advent Reflection] Did the Gentle Beasts Watch in Awe?

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Did the Gentle Beasts Watch in Awe? Daily Advent Reflection. John Jay Alvaro. 2 Samuel 6:1-11. Thursday, December 15, 2011 "I," said the donkey, shaggy and brown "I carried His mother up hill and down I carried His mother to Bethlehem town" "I," said the donkey, shaggy and brown.The Friendly Beasts by Sufjan StevensThese daily Slow Church Advent Reflections are based on the Daily Readings of the Revised Common Lectionary (Year B). We love for you to read and reflect along with us! To keep up with this daily Advent series, follow SlowChurch.com on … [Read more...]

[Daily Advent Reflection] Healing our blindness.

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Healing Our Blindness. Daily Advent Reflection. Chris Smith. Acts 3:17-4:4. Tuesday, December 13, 2011 He came down to earth from heaven Who is God and Lord of all And His shelter was a stable And His cradle was a stall With the poor, oppressed and wholly Lived on earth our Savior holy     And our eyes At last shall see Him Through His own redeeming love For that child, so dear and gentle Is our Lord in heaven above And He leads His children along To the place that He is gone. - Sufjan Stevens   Once In David's Royal City by Sufjan Stevens … [Read more...]

[Daily Advent Reflection] The Politics of Elijah

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The Politics of Elijah. Daily Advent Reflection. Chris Smith. I Kings 18:1-18. Monday, December 12, 2011 The child is born in the fullness of time Three wise astrologers take note of the signs Come to pay their respects to the fragile little king Get pretty close to wrecking everything 'Cause the governing body of the holy land Is that of Herod, a paranoid man Who when he hears there's a baby born King of the Jews Sends death squads to kill all male children under two But that same bright angel warns the parents in a dream And they head out for the border and get away … [Read more...]

[ Daily Advent Reflection ] Yet I Will Wait Patiently.

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Yet I Will Wait Patiently. Daily Advent Reflection. Kimberly Roth. Habakkuk 3:13-19. Saturday, December 10, 2011And knowing how hard it hurts when we fall We lean another ladder against the wrong wall And climb high to the highest rung To shake fists at the sky - Nickel Creek “Reasons Why” Listen: [ Youtube ] [ Spotify ]  These daily Slow Church Advent Reflections are based on the Daily Readings of the Revised Common Lectionary (Year B). We love for you to read and reflect along with us! To keep up with this daily Advent series, follow SlowChurch.com on FAC … [Read more...]

[Daily Advent Reflection] But You Don’t Give In

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But You Don't Give In. Daily Advent Reflection. Kyle Mobley. Philippians 3:12-16. Friday, December 9, 2011Sometimes you're beaten to the call Sometimes you're taken to the wall But you don't give in.- Midnight Oil "Sometimes" Listen: [ Youtube ] [ Spotify ] These daily Slow Church Advent Reflections are based on the Daily Readings of the Revised Common Lectionary (Year B). We love for you to read and reflect along with us! To keep up with this daily Advent series, follow SlowChurch.com on FACEBOOK or TWITTER. Yesterday as lunch at our homeschool co-op wound down, the … [Read more...]

[Daily Advent Reflection] Examining our Jewelry.

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Examining our Jewelry. Daily Advent Reflection. Chris Smith. Psalm 126. Thursday, December 8, 2011Sold me a wealth of pleasure, it was a dime store full of pain. The stuff I thought was jewelry; it turns out to be chains. - Bill Mallonee / Vigilantes of Love "Losing it"Losin' It by Vigilantes of LoveThese daily Slow Church Advent Reflections are based on the Daily Readings of the Revised Common Lectionary (Year B). We love for you to read and reflect along with us! To keep up with this daily Advent series, follow SlowChurch.com on FACEBOOK or TWITTER. Last week, we … [Read more...]

[Daily Advent Reflection] Apologies.

Sorry...  I've been digging myself a pretty big hole work-wise recently.  So, I've let the Advent reflections go undone for the last couple of days.  It kills me that I wasn't able to get them done, yet in the grand scheme of things, c'est la vie, as they say in France.  I was reminded though of Derek Penwell's lovely essay, "Embracing Failure," which we posted here a few weeks ago, and which is more than pertinent.  If you haven't read it yet, do so now; it is well your time.Tomorrow, we'll be back on track with a new reflection and then we'll have new reflections from Kyle Mobley and Kimb … [Read more...]


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