Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Logo for Anglican Episcopal House of Studies at Duke Divinity School

I really like the and the lingo.

The P.S. or PostScript to a Christmas Letter I recently received

If you do know Jesus, may He become bigger and more beautiful to you in this coming year.  May you know how present He is in all the details of your story.  The things that weigh on your heart are precious to Him.  If you do not know Jesus, seek Him out, He is already seeking you.  It is the very story of Christmas, love coming down into the dark, broken world to call many people to Love, Hope, and Light - Himself! (A. Heinrich)
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Preparing to Light the "Mary" candle on the 3rd Sunday in Advent

Mary's+GreatnessAs the Tobacco Trail Church prepares to celebrate Mother Mary, giving thanks for all she has done for us, here is a text and a meditation:

The angel Gabriel said to Mary, "Do not fear, Mary, you shall conceive and bear a son and give him the name Jesus. Great will be his dignity and he will be called Son of the Most High..." Lk. 1

O Jesus, I believe you were born of Mary and are God's Son.

Your mysterious coming is beyond understanding. Yet like your holy mother, Mary, I wish that you come to me, for you promised you will. Let me serve you in any way I can and know that you are with me day by day as my life goes by.

Like Mary, your mother, though I know you only by faith, may my whole being proclaim your greatness and my spirit rejoice in your favor to me.

O Wisdom, holy Word of God, Jesus Christ,
holding all things in your strong yet tender hands,
come and show us the way to salvation.