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Sunday’s Sermon Today (DNBA – Advent 1): Don’t Miss Christmas (Luke 1:5-22)

This is the first sermon in the DNBA Advent¬†series.¬† Do you ever miss the point? Maybe it’s the punchline of a joke, the purpose of a story, the content of the conversation that the other person really wants you to … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t There Easter Lights? (A Mustard Seed Musing)

Driving home one night last week, I passed a church that was wrapped in lights. Not lit up with a spotlight or a Living Nativity display. With actual, multicolored lights. It seems like even the church wanted to get into … Continue reading

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An Innkeeper, Home Alone? (Sunday’s Sermon Today)

“There was no room for them in the inn.” Without a doubt, that’s the scariest phrase for me in the opening vignettes of Jesus’ miraculous birth and life. Not that an unwed, teenage girl would be his mother; not that … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts From The Train (A Mustard Seed Musing)

While the airline fees predicate a certain socioeconomic class, the train still allows for a melting pot of cultural diversity. But you still need a ticket to ride. It’s kind of like grace- it may be free but it ain’t … Continue reading

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A Christmas Story To Tell (Sunday’s Sermon Today- Advent 1)

What are your favorite stories? The ones you would re-read or re-watch, the ones you love to hear for yourself again and to tell others about? The ones you can tell by heart? One of my favorite stories – and … Continue reading

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What #Ferguson Tells Us About Ourselves (A Mustard Seed Musing)

My Facebook feed has been riddled with rants about how justice was served (!) or how justice wasn’t served (!) for the last seventeen hours, after the verdict came back with no indictment of Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting … Continue reading

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What If All The Kids Had Coats? Praying For A Christmas Miracle (A Mustard Seed Musing)

The little girl came into church with her two brothers and her two older cousins. I noticed she was shivering, and that her hoodie looked pretty threadbare. The weather has turned for the colder, and it’s only supposed to get … Continue reading

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