ADVENT 2013: Reflection for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 22

By Jim Douglass Isaiah 7:10-14 | Romans 1:1-7 | Matthew¬†1:18-24 John's question -- Are you the One? -- remains with me when I visit Ameriyeh shelter in Baghdad. Four young men lead us into the darkness of the Ameriyeh shelter. The candle held by the leader was our only light until we approached the center. … Continue reading ADVENT 2013: Reflection for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 22

ADVENT 2013: Reflection for the Third Sunday of Advent, Dec. 15

By Kim Mazyck Isaiah 35:1-6a, 10 | James 5:7-10 | Matthew¬†11:2-11 Be patient, therefore, beloved, until the coming of God... Strengthen your hearts, for the coming of God is near (James 5:7-8). Patience often feels like the last word anyone wants to hear when they have energy about a particular issue and/or thought. Patience does … Continue reading ADVENT 2013: Reflection for the Third Sunday of Advent, Dec. 15