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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

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

Advent with the Psalms – Jacob Nelson

December 11th, 2018 by Jake Nelson

Psalm 96:1-2 Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all you lands. Sing to the LORD; bless his name; announce his salvation, day after day. Singing has been a vital part of most faith communities as a way of expressing feelings, theologies, and ideologies. The act of congregational singing allows for… Read More

Advent with the Psalms – Brian Pinter

December 10th, 2018 by Brian Pinter

Psalm 85:11-12 Kindness and truth shall meet; justice and peace shall kiss. Truth shall spring out of the earth, and justice shall look down from heaven. Our verses today from Psalm 85 paints a portrait of what spiritual wholeness looks like.  I experience Advent as a time when I am invited to renew kindness and… Read More

Advent with the Psalms – Jessica Pinter

December 9th, 2018 by Jessica Pinter

Psalm 126:2-3 Restore our fortunes, O LORD, like the torrents in the southern desert. Those who sow in tears shall reap rejoicing. Since I’ve become a mother, Advent and Christmas time have been renewed for me.  All the magic is back! I’ve also sensed a deeper renewal of hope and love.  I want a bright… Read More

Advent with the Psalms – Rev. Dr. Violet Lee

December 8th, 2018 by Violet Lee

Psalm 98:4 All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation by our God. Sing joyfully to the LORD, all you lands; break into song; sing praise. At the dinner table my children will occasionally break into song. This is the image that comes to mind as I read Psalm 98.  This is what… Read More

Advent with the Psalms – Andrea Andrade

December 7th, 2018 by Andrea Andrade

Psalm 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom should I fear? The LORD is my life’s refuge; of whom should I be afraid? For some, faith is synonymous with weakness. But Jesus teaches us that faith is not weakness at all. It is the conviction that you hold a power greater than… Read More

Advent with the Psalms – Mickey Correa

December 6th, 2018 by Mickey Correa

Psalm 118:26 Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Advent is a time of expectation and preparation.  It’s a short journey to a wondrous experience.  While the festive nature of the season ropes us into celebration mode, it is a time of profound reflection.   Maybe what we like about the… Read More