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Friday, December 27th

Friday, December 27th

By: Maggie LeonardLuke 2:1-20 Reflection—v.11 ‘Your savior is born today’ Okay, so I know that it’s Christmas and we’re supposed to be really excited and happy, glorifying and praising God and everything…. But do you know what seems like it would be a real test of...

Thursday, December 26th

Thursday, December 26th

By: Sarah MorrellPsalm 80:1-7, 17-19 Reflection—v. 3, ‘Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved’ The psalmist’s cry for the shepherd to mend God’s people is a reminder that the desire for wholeness and deliverance does not come easily. As we...

Wednesday, Christmas Day

Wednesday, Christmas Day

By: Holly ReimerJohn 1: 1-14 Reflection—v.9 ‘The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world’ It’s amazing how often light is taken for granted. It happens when we are stumbling around in the dark, in the middle of the night and our pinky-toe...

Tuesday, Christmas Eve

Tuesday, Christmas Eve

By: Brittany Fiscus-van RossumLuke 2:1-20 Reflection—v.6 ‘the time came for her to deliver her child’ It was 4am when my daughter Emi was born. When we arrived at Emory hospital it was in the late hours of a Sunday evening. The end of labor was quick, so by the time...

Monday, December 23rd

Monday, December 23rd

By: Trey ColsonPsalm 80:1-7, 17-19 Reflection—v.7 ‘restore us, O God’ In the words of Psalm 80 I hear the people crying out to God for restoration and mercy. I hear them calling upon God to restore them to their former glory. I hear people standing before God knowing...

Sunday, December 22nd

Sunday, December 22nd

By: Maggie LeonardIsaiah 7:10-16 Reflection—v.13 ‘Isn’t it enough for you to be tiresome for people that you are also tiresome before my God?’ This line cracks me up. I had no idea that Isaiah was so sassy! In this story, Jerusalem is being attacked and God sends...

Saturday, December 21st

Saturday, December 21st

By: Jerome JohnsonJames 5:7-10 Reflection—v.9 ‘so that you may not be judged’ In verse 9, it says that we shouldn’t judge each other. I think that the writer is saying not to judge another person for what they believe in. I think I judge people sometimes—and I ask God...

Friday, December 20th

Friday, December 20th

By: Kevin HarrisIsaiah 35:1-10 Reflection—v.1 ‘the wilderness will rejoice and blossom’ We travel through life’s wildernesses and some of us don’t even know it. We get caught up in the day-to-day busyness of our lives and assume we are on the right track and that we...

Thursday, December 19th

Thursday, December 19th

By: Isaiah LewisLuke 1:46b-55 Reflection—v. 47 ‘In the depths of who I am I rejoice in God my savior’ In the Magnificat, Mary—a poor, unmarried girl in a colonized territory—becomes a poet and a prophet. She begins by saying her heart magnifies God, then goes on to...

Wednesday, December 18th

Wednesday, December 18th

By: Brittany Fiscus-van RossumPsalm 146:5-10 Reflection—v. 7 ‘who gives food to the hungry’ I have always considered myself to be a terrible cook, and they don’t teach you soup-making in seminary. Now, writing a thoughtful sermon, speaking in public, or burying my...

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