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Advent Devotional: First Week of Advent: Tuesday, December 4

  Exultant spirits Rejoice in the Lord always! — Philippians 4:4 … and my spirit rejoices … — Luke 1:47 Recall moments when you rejoiced wholeheartedly — times of worship, family gatherings or even communing with nature. As father of a special-needs son, I think of the Special Olympics. These events celebrate the worth of… 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 »

Step by Step: Faithfully Seeking Climate Justice

A turtle’s gift of grace by abby mohaupt   On June 1, 2018, I left the headquarters of the PC(USA) with about 20 other people, people who were committed building a fossil free PC(USA). We didn’t get into our cars and we didn’t call a Lyft. Instead, we walked. We walked about 15 miles that day. And the… Read more »

Gospel and Inclusivity

Pilgrims, turkey and kimchi Thanksgiving is an immigration story  by Samuel Son   A year ago, I was going through my parents’ photo album to put together a digital slideshow for my mother’s 70th birthday bash. That’s when I happened upon this photo. This was our first thanksgiving in America. As you can tell from… 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 »