Advent 2013 – Dec 21

Where do you live? Do you live in a big city, surrounded by lights and people? Do you live out in the country, miles away from your closest neighbour? Do you live in large, modern, bright home? Or do you live in a simple dwelling with just enough room? What about your...

Advent 2013 – Dec 20


There are many calls that compete for our response—especially this time of year. “Do you hear what I hear?” One is the call to the mall. Each year, holiday pilgrims travel well-worn paths of guilt, stress and debt in search of the perfect gift. They’ll know if it’s...

Advent 2013 – Dec 19

Sometimes things happen that you just keep inside. It just bubbles out, whether you want it to or not, whether folks will believe you or not, whether it makes sense or not. You just have to tell it. What would you have done if you were them? There you are minding your...

Advent 2013 – Dec 18

From Bethlehem you can see a hill. Herod the Great built it, about 20 years before Jesus’ birth. Herod took a high hill and ordered a palace built on top. He then had rock piled around it, making it bigger and more majestic. He built it luxurious, a summer palace. He...

Advent 2013 – Dec 17

If someone were to ask you, “What is your God like?”, what would you say? Would you say, “God is love” or “God is omnipotent”? Many of the stories of Advent give the answer, “God is the one who interrupts our lives.” Elizabeth and Zechariah, Joseph and Mary, the...