Awestruck

A word from Rich Dixon: +++ Speaking of the characters in the Christmas story, Dick Foth used the word “awestruck.” Elizabeth and Zechariah. Joseph and Mary. The shepherds. The magi. All received news beyond their comprehension, and were awestruck. + + + I’m working my way through Jon’s Advent reader. I do the reading and (usually) […]

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Saint John and the Cubs fan.

Nancy and I walked past Arnie’s Jerseys and Stuff. It’s the local sports memorabilia store. We usually ignore it, not being fans of the teams, the old players, or the markups. This time I stopped, staring at the Ernie Banks Cubs uniform shirt. It was part of a display of Cubs items. After they won […]

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Listening for peace.

I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope. I wait for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning. Psalm 130:5-6 Sit in a quiet room and say, “God, I’m listening.” You don’t have to sit long. It may be hard to find a quiet […]

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A prayer for the second Sunday of Advent

God. I want to pray what Paul prayed:God, would you let their love grow in knowledge and wisdom more and more and more. Knowledge of how and where you are working. Knowledge of the slow but sure ways your work is evident across generations. Knowledge of the real needs of others, not merely the ways […]

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God uses imperfection

Paul taught Timothy, a younger Christian, how to live life and how to be in community with others. He dropped this little gem about the followers of Christ: “…the household of God … the church of the living God, which is the pillar and foundation of the truth” (source). So even though God could speak […]

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