Posts Categorized: Advent

Advent Devotional: First Week of Advent: Monday, December 3

  The power of magnification Extol the Lord our God! — Psalm 99:5 And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord …” — Luke 1:46 Magnification has two meanings, and if we consider each of them, no wonder Mary burst into a song of praise. The first meaning is to make something appear larger, like… Read more »

Advent Devotional: First Sunday of Advent, December 2

  And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant.” — Luke 1:46–48 Rise Beckoning empty skies, a light comes breaking through burning ever so powerful. Painted star of early morn; its glow will find us… Read more »

2018 Advent Devotional: God Lifts the Lowly

  About the devotional When planning Presbyterians Today’s 2018 Advent devotional, verse 52 from Mary’s Song of Praise, also known as The Magnificat, which is found in Luke 1, kept coming to me: He has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly. I began thinking about those times God had… Read more »

just-leros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

A season of light A litany for the lighting of the Advent wreath by Magdalena I. García ‘You are the light of the world.’ – Matthew 5:14-16 Read the full passage here ADVENT 1 Into the darkness of our apathy, come, Lord Jesus, and bring the light of your care. Into the darkness of our… Read more »

just-leros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

Come, Jesus, and speak your truth A Revised Common Lectionary resource for November 25 by Magdalena I. García Pilate asked him, ‘So you are a king?’ Jesus answered, ‘You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who… Read more »

Christmas Day/Días de Navidad: Monday, Dec. 25/Lunes, 25 de dic.

Nativity of the Lord Join connections, celebrate life Psalm 96:12 Let the field exult, and everything in it. Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy. I have a collection of Christmas greeting cards depicting different aspects of the nativity story: manger scenes, angels, shepherds and the Magi. I have used them… Read more »

Advent/Adviento: Saturday, Dec. 23/Saturday, 23 de dic.

Third Week of Advent Remember the past, call on God Psalm 80:8 You brought a vine out of Egypt; you drove out the nations and planted it. Late on the evening of December 23, 1969, as we were going to bed there was a knock at the door. My mother answered and a young man… Read more »

Barn Boots and Blessings

This Christmas Eve, linger a bit  A little rural church basks in Christ’s light  by Donna Frischknecht Jackson   We had just finished singing Silent Night. The Christmas Eve service was soon to be over and I felt like a child who had just opened the last of her Christmas presents. I was still overjoyed,… Read more »

Advent/Adviento: Friday, Dec. 22/Viernes, 22 de dic.

Third Week of Advent Pray for peace, work for equity Psalm 122:6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May they prosper who love you.” A lot of Advent and Christmas hymns speak of peace, inspired by the message of the angels. “Sueños de Navidad” (“Christmas Dreams”) is a contemporary hymn in El Himnario Presbiteriano. It’s… Read more »