Posts Categorized: Advent

justleros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

Preparing the way A Revised Common Lectionary resource for December 10 by Magdalena I. García The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.’ – Mark 1:3 Read the full lectionary passage here When we reject the distortion of God’s good news, and instead proclaim… Read more »

Advent/Adviento: Wednesday, Dec. 6/Miércoles, 6 de dic.

First Week of Advent Speak up, rise up Psalm 50:3 Our God comes and does not keep silence, before him is a devouring fire, and a mighty tempest all around him. The season of Advent (from the Latin word adventus meaning “coming” or “arrival”) is a time when we prepare to celebrate the birth of… Read more »

Advent/Adviento: Tuesday, Dec. 5/Martes, 5 de dic.

First Week of Advent More compassion, fewer ornaments Psalm 33:5 [The Lord] loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the steadfast love of the LORD. The earth is increasingly full of human-generated waste. Despite the decades-long emphasis on the three Rs of the environment — reduce, reuse and recycle — we throw away… Read more »

Advent/Adviento: Monday, Dec. 4/Lunes, 4 de dic.

First Week of Advent  Keep vigilant, nurture hope Psalm 130:5  I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I hope. Like many women of my generation, I pursued higher education, married late and struggled with infertility. I became a mother by adoption at the age of 40, after two years of… Read more »

Advent/Adviento: Sunday, Dec. 3/Domingo, 3 de dic.

First Week of Advent Open doors, make room Psalm 24:7 Lift up your heads, O gates! and be lifted up, O ancient doors! that the King of glory may come in. December is a nostalgic month for me. It brings back memories of the watershed day — December 29, 1969 — when my family left Cuba as exiles, not sure… Read more »

2017 Advent Devotional/Devocional para Adviento

Let love speak: words and actions to pave the way of the Lord By Magdalena I. García Words are important. They have the power to frame, shape and inspire our lives. We take great care in teaching our children to speak and to master the right speech because language has the power to connect us… Read more »

Sightings

Keeping Christmas When traditions have to change by Ken Rummer How will I keep Christmas this year, in retirement, in this new place? Now that Christmas is no longer part of my job, how will I mark the season? In my growing up years, we often attended Christmas vespers at the university. It was held… Read more »

Not quite right

Drains, toilets, and the truth about Christmas How can we make Christmas good news to all people? by Joshua Bower I feel the presence of Jesus in a lot of different places: hiking in the woods, walking on the beach, singing “Silent Night” on Christmas Eve. But I never expected to meet Jesus under a… Read more »

Speak out

Stables, superheroes and stories Narrating life as it goes By Jennifer Frayer-Griggs   My three year old sits in his carseat and incessantly talks all the way to preschool. Everyday. It makes me crazy. It’s too early for this, and he’s distracting me from the NPR newscast. But, he never relents. He’s gotten to the… Read more »

Unglued church

Let’s begin, again Rituals encourage us to dig deep By Rev. Sarah Robbins   I am a creature of habit. I love ritual and routine and the opportunity to experience something again and again. I feel like it helps me to dig deep and truly envelop myself in what someone has written, or created or… Read more »