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Part 3 of series: Introduction to Advent Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In my last post, I told the story of my Advent beginnings. When I started out as pastor of Irvine Presbyterian Church in 1991, […]

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This is an excerpt from my Advent Devotional Guide that uses the Advent wreath. If you have a real wreath, you can use it, either alone, or with others. If you don’t have a wreath, follow this guide, and you […]

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Part 2 of series: Introduction to Advent Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In yesterday’s post, I explained the timing and purpose of Advent, as well as its unexpected color scheme. I closed by noting that Advent […]

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Part 1 of series: Introduction to Advent Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series This coming Sunday is the first day of Advent. If you’ve been reading my blog for more than a year, you know that I […]

READ Psalm 100:1-5  Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name. Psalm 100:4 On this Thanksgiving Day, we Americans are encouraged to pause and give thanks to God. In […]

I’ll never forget something I heard at the baccalaureate service that was part of my graduation from college. As I sat in the Memorial Church of Harvard University, the President of Radcliffe College (part of Harvard) said something like, “The […]

For several years, it has been my history to put up a bit of Thanksgiving history during the week prior to the holiday. So, once again, here is a brief history of Thanksgiving. Severnal years ago I asked my six-year-old […]

As you know, on Thursday we celebrate Thanksgiving Day. Yet for many of us, that day is so full of activity that we actually have little time for intentional, extended giving thanks to God. So, as has been my tradition […]

The Ingredients of Salvation READ Psalm 85:1-13  Unfailing love and truth have met together. Righteousness and peace have kissed! Psalm 85:10 Usually, when Christians talk about salvation, we point to being saved from sin and death through the sacrifice of […]

Yesterday, my family and I visited the Texas Capitol, the center of the state government in Austin, the capital. We were there for my daughter to be reconized for getting second place in the National History Day competition last summer. […]

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