Month: December 2013

First Day of Christmas: A Child Has Been Born For a people who were struggling against an oppressive regime, one whose power and authority seemed far reaching, generational and never ending, their hope for just and merciful leadership became real with the birth of a baby.  Hope became real with the birth of a baby. […]

Barbara Lundblad shares with us an alternative text for one of my favorite Advent Hymns – “O Come, O  Come Immanuel”.  She captures in such a beautiful way the yearnings of Advent for us in real time: We are hopeful…so hopeful… We desire to be free from weapons… To be liberated from despair and apathy… […]

“But there will be no more gloom  for those who were in anguish…” Isaiah 9: 1a (NRSV) “But there’ll be no darkness  for those who were in trouble…” Isaiah 9: 1a (The Message Translation) Whether it is gloom and anguish or darkness and trouble — the coming of The Messiah means no more of it. […]