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Archive for November, 2012

  • December 23, 2012

    “Expecting”

    Year C - Fourth Sunday of Advent

    When you were younger, you might have kept a count of the number of days until Christmas.  I know that we are keeping a count in our household this year; we even have a little calendar with an official count, marked by cotton balls.  Dad, how many days until Christmas?  We are only two days […]

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  • December 16, 2012

    “Peacemakers”

    Year C - Third Sunday of Advent

    In 1219 in the midst of the Fifth Crusade, a simple man, dressed in a brown wool robe, stood barefoot before the Sultan of Egypt to plead the cause of Christ.  The man was St. Francis, and he had come a long way from Assisi, Italy.  In the days before this encounter, Crusaders (who had […]

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  • December 9, 2012

    “United in Christ”

    Year C - Second Sunday of Advent

    I grew up in a Baptist church in the Lowcountry of South Carolina.  My earliest memories are of this church, of its pews, and the bright sun coming in the windows, as I sat there with my parents and grandparents.  I remember the beautiful, ornate sanctuary, originally built in 1844.  I remember the people who […]

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  • December 2, 2012

    “Signs of the Time”

    Year C - First Sunday of Advent

    You may use a phrase without realizing the full meaning of it.  It often comes out when weather patterns change significantly–when we experience an unusually warm winter, a wide-scale drought, or the largest storm in recorded history.  In these moments we again have to come to terms with how small we are and how little […]

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