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Advent with the Psalms – Rev. Mickey Correa

December 20th, 2018 by Mickey Correa

Psalm 24:7 Let the Lord enter; he is the king of glory. As the time draws nearer to the celebration of Christmas, busyness may get the best of us so much so that we might just forget what it all means.  Simply put, it’s the time of the year to remember that God wants to… Read More

Advent with the Psalms – Emerald Carter

December 19th, 2018 by Admin

Psalm 71:3-4 Be my rock of refuge, a stronghold to give me safety, for you are my rock and my fortress. O my God, rescue me from the hand of the wicked. From our conceptions in our mothers’ wombs, to our inevitable returns to dust, God is always with us. In Psalm 71, an aging… Read More

Advent with the Psalms – Brian Pinter

December 18th, 2018 by Brian Pinter

Psalm 72:12-13 For he shall rescue the poor when he cries out, and the afflicted when he has no one to help him. He shall have pity for the lowly and the poor; the lives of the poor he shall save. It is striking how many of our Advent psalms and scripture readings speak of… Read More

Advent with the Psalms – Jessica Pinter

December 17th, 2018 by Jessica Pinter

Psalm: 72 1-2 O God, with your judgment endow the king, and with your justice, the king’s son; He shall govern your people with justice and your afflicted ones with judgment. Many years ago, I made a weekend retreat with the priest -spiritual writer Ronald Rolheiser.  He said something that stayed with me.  “In the… Read More

Advent with the Psalms – Andrea Andrade

December 16th, 2018 by Andrea Andrade

Psalm 72:7 Justice shall flourish in his time, and fullness of peace forever. The bus driver was rude this morning, so my fellow riders decided to be rude right back. Justice had been served! Or had it? To think we have the power to serve as judge, jury and executioner is to forget that we… Read More

Advent with the Psalms – Rev. Dr. Stephen Bauman

December 15th, 2018 by Stephen Bauman

Psalm 80:4 Lord, make us turn to you; let us see your face and we shall be saved. Distraction is the great 21st century spiritual adversity. We are bedazzled by sensory overload, addicted to chronic interface with ephemera masquerading as Important! Consequential! Friend! Liked! Must have! Intentional habits of the heart necessary for the up-building… Read More

A very short Christmas primer, New York City style…

December 14th, 2018 by Stephen Bauman

I turned the corner on Fifth Avenue from Fifty-eighth Street when I heard the woman scream, “Donald!” A man several yards in front of me stopped and turned around. The woman yelled, “Don’t you dare walk away from me!” and took several long, angry strides to catch up. When she got within range of steaming… Read More

Advent with the Psalms – Amelia Acerra

December 14th, 2018 by Amelia Acerra

Psalm 1:6 The LORD watches over the way of the just, but the way of the wicked vanishes. For those of us that know God, we may feel we are automatically walking the righteous, just, “right” path. The choice is not about just knowing God but walking closely with God. Choosing daily, hourly, or minute-to-minute,… Read More

Advent with the Psalms – Rev. Dr. Violet Lee

December 13th, 2018 by Violet Lee

Psalm 145:8 The Lord is gracious and merciful; slow to anger, and of great kindness. Rich in love – that is our God.  At a time when grudges seem to drain the character out of our nation, we sorely need to see more grace and mercy surrounding us.  The psalmist reminds us in this Advent… Read More

Advent with the Psalms – Chad Gurley

December 12th, 2018 by Chad Gurley

Psalm 96:11-12 Let the heavens be glad and the earth rejoice; let the sea and what fills it resound; let the plains be joyful and all that is in them! Then let all the trees of the forest rejoice. When the grass is dry and no longer green and the trees are brown and bare,… Read More