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12/28/21

Hearing and Doing

DAILY READING Luke 8:16-21 FIELD NOTES I like to read self-help books. Maybe the topic is time management — learning how to prioritize tasks, get things done, and achieve my…

12/27/21

Love and Fear

DAILY READING Proverbs 1:1-7 FIELD NOTES I took piano lessons throughout my childhood. Beginning as a first grader who could barely plunk out “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star,” to my graduating…

12/25/21

Joy to the World!!!

DAILY READING Psalm 98:4-9; Luke 1:13-17; 2:10  FIELD NOTES Merry Christmas!!!  “Joy to the World” is a famous Christmas song written by Isaac Watts. The song is a “joyous” celebration…

12/24/21

Silent Night

DAILY READING Luke 2:7 FIELD NOTES This time of year, I am always reminded that sometimes words get in the way of listening. Sometimes we focus so much on what…

12/23/21

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

DAILY READING Matthew 1:1-17 John 1:9-13 FIELD NOTES Sometimes a song is as familiar as an old friend, but with that familiarity we can sometimes lose the deep significance of…

12/22/21

I can give my heart

DAILY READING Luke 2:8-20 FIELD NOTES Based on a poem, written by Christina Rossetti in 1872, the hymn In the Bleak Midwinter imagines the moment of Christ’s birth and how a stable…

12/21/21

A Greater Authority

DAILY READING Matthew 8:5-13 FIELD NOTES During this season of Advent, we have explored a few of the prophets and how their prophecies were fulfilled through Christ. Jesus healed many…

12/20/21

Being vigilant without being anxious

DAILY READING 1 Corinthians 16:13 Hebrews 11 FIELD NOTES This season of anticipation is coupled with the belief that the Son of man will return again. No one knows when…

12/18/21

A new beginning

DAILY READING Isaiah 40:28-31 FIELD NOTES We generally associate January 1st with new beginnings. However, in the life of the church, the season of Advent is actually the beginning of a…

12/17/21

Foreshadowing

DAILY READING Malachi 3:1-4 FIELD NOTES The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “foreshadowing” as: “an indication of what is to come.” In this section of Malachi, we see another example of God…