Looking Ahead to 2013

Over the holidays I took an unintentional break from blogging.  I had been spending December blogging through Advent, until my own holidays got quite busy.  My last post on advent was December 19th.  Oh well, such is life. With a new year here I have been thinking about why I blog and what I ought … Continue reading Looking Ahead to 2013

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Advent – Attack of the Dragon…umm, not Smaug (Day 19)

I saw The Hobbit last Friday night with some of my students.  Going in I had mixed feelings - my high hopes were tempered by reminders of previous movies that did not meet the hype.  I have to say, I loved nearly every bit of the movie.  Sure there was the totally unnecessary cameo by … Continue reading Advent – Attack of the Dragon…umm, not Smaug (Day 19)

Joining the Advent Conspiracy and Refocusing on What Matters

I've been posting scriptures with brief reflection related to the advent season, the time we look ahead to the coming of Christ.  You can read about why I am doing this here.  Today's scripture is one of my favorites, from Isaiah 55: 55 “Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters and you who have … Continue reading Joining the Advent Conspiracy and Refocusing on What Matters

Advent – Preparing for the Coming King (Day 11, Mary’s Hymn of Praise)

Day 11 – Mary Praises God - Luke 1:46-56 46 And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48 for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, 49 for the Mighty One has done great … Continue reading Advent – Preparing for the Coming King (Day 11, Mary’s Hymn of Praise)