Category Archives: children

Advent 4: Magnify the Lord

Magnificat anima mea Dominum. “My soul magnifies the Lord,” pregnant Virgin sings. “My life makes the Lord very great, enlarges, amplifies Him. Don’t look at me, look at Him. He is mighty and merciful and holy. He puts down the … Continue reading

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You Ain’t First, You Last

Audio: Proper 20B, James 3:13-4:10, Mark 7:24-37 Every good thing…and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow (James 1:17).  Dear children of our never changing … Continue reading

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Faith of a Child: Maundy Thursday

Listen here Most every child and parent goes through it. It’s late in the evening, kids are tired out, and they are placed safely into the car seat. Not ten minutes into the ride home they are sound asleep and … Continue reading

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Hope for Life

Listen Here Who’s asking about hope? Who’s gonna ask about our hope? And why would they have to ask us, Mister Apostle Peter? Wake up and smell the progress! I mean, welcome to the Roman Empire! You’re writing during the … Continue reading

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Back to Basic

Proper 22B: Mark 10:2-16, Gen. 2:18-25 There are many things that are basic in life. The basics are needed for a person to build on. Learning the ABCs is basic for education. Learning to boil water is a basic for … Continue reading

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12 Year Old Jesus – Christmas 2

Wisdom. We usually associate “wisdom” with people who are older. Wisdom, we often assume, comes with experience, gray hair, the school of “hard knocks.” Even in the temple, one could not read the Wisdom Literature of the Old Testament until … Continue reading

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New Year’s: Circumcision and Name of Jesus

Luke 2:21: And at the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb. Merry Christmas! The days remain short this time of year. The sun is … Continue reading

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Advent 4 – Impregnated By Word and Faith

Advent 4 Readings (Series B): Luke 1:26-38; 2 Sam. 7:1–11,16; Romans 16:25-27 Pregnancy is a time of eager anticipation. So much is still unknown. The are unknowns throughout with anticipation of the babies gender, concern and wonder about the child’s health, … Continue reading

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Christians, Not Against Anything But For Christ

With much going on daily in regards to society and issues of homosexuality (though this is true to abortion or whatever other societal issue you choose), the church must confess boldly. Indeed, there is this tendency for Christians to speak … Continue reading

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In Trouble He Will Comfort You

We all have those people in our lives who have done more for us than they ever will know or realize. There are certainly parents, family, and many people close to us who form us and provide for us. Then … Continue reading

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