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Advent Reflection – December 25th

December 25th, 2017 by Stephen Bauman

Rev. Dr. Stephen Bauman On Christmas, we celebrate the birth of Christ with prayer, feasting, and great merriment. But, most of all, we experience it in our hearts. For, more than just a day, Christmas is a state of mind. It is found throughout the year whenever faith overcomes doubt, hope conquers despair, and love triumphs over… Read More

Advent Reflection – December 24th

December 24th, 2017 by Leslie Houseworth-Fields

December 24th Rev. Leslie Houseworth-Fields Now let me suggest first that if we are to have peace on earth, our loyalties must become ecumenical rather than sectional. Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective. No individual can live alone; no… Read More

Advent Reflection – December 23rd

December 23rd, 2017 by Brian Pinter

December 23rd Brian Pinter    We clap hands and welcome the Peace of Christmas. We beckon this good season to wait a while with us. We, Baptist and Buddhist, Methodist and Muslim, say come. Peace. Come and fill us and our world with your majesty. We, the Jew and the Jainist, the Catholic and the… Read More

Advent Reflection – December 22nd

December 21st, 2017 by Violet Lee

December 22nd Rev. Dr. Violet Lee We learn lessons from books but we learn about life from people. We admire or despise what we see in others and so know the better what to do, or not to do ourselves. As it comes up to Christmas, a lot of people try to earn a little… Read More

Advent Reflection – December 21st

December 21st, 2017 by Stephen Bauman

December 21st Rev. Dr. Stephen Bauman    And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch… Read More

Advent Reflection – December 20th

December 20th, 2017 by Monika Guzman-Estrada

December 20th Mónika Estrada Guzmán It is Christmas every time you let God love others through you. – Mother Teresa of Calcutta My abuelito’s childhood was filled with loss and longing for both of his parents. Each of his parents died at pivotal stages of his life.  God’s love filled that void for him. It… Read More

Advent Reflection – December 19th

December 19th, 2017 by Violet Lee

December 19th Rev. Dr. Violet Lee Mankind is a great, an immense family… This is proved by what we feel in our hearts at Christmas. – Pope John XXIII What happens when we consider the human race an immense family?  What is it that we have done to our loved ones, our family members?  How… Read More

Advent Reflection – December 18th

December 18th, 2017 by Stephen Bauman

December 18th Rev. Dr. Stephen Bauman At Christmas, I am always struck by how the spirit of togetherness lies also at the heart of the Christmas story. A young mother and a dutiful father with their baby were joined by poor shepherds and visitors from afar. They came with their gifts to worship the Christ… Read More

Advent Reflection – December 17th

December 17th, 2017 by Chad Gurley

December 17th Chad Gurley Our many different cultures notwithstanding, there’s something about the holidays that makes the planet communal. Even nations that do not celebrate Christmas can’t help but be caught up in the collective spirit of their neighbors, as twinkling lights dot the landscape and carols fill the air. It’s an inspiring time of… Read More

Advent Reflection – December 16th

December 16th, 2017 by Stephen Bauman

December 16th Rev. Dr. Stephen Bauman As we celebrate yet another Christmas, we want to thank the Almighty God whose blessings and guidance have steered us through challenging moments. Our reflection on Christmas is an epitome of the abiding love and faith in sharing and caring for one another. Let us use this Christmas to… Read More