Earlier this month, a camel escaped from a live nativity in Bonner Springs, Kansas. The next day, the second Sunday in Advent, police received reports of the creature traversing on a golf course. So, cops chased it while riding on golf carts. But in slapstick movie fashion, it…
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your…
“The angel said to her, ‘Fear not, Mary; for you have found favor with God.’” (Luke 1:30) Turn the pages of the nativity stories and you’ll stumble into…
“But the angel said, ‘Don’t be afraid! I have good news for you, which will make everyone happy. This very day in King David’s hometown a Savior was…
“And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’ Then…
“He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.” (Luke 1:51) Advent calls us to live in the tension…
“Now after they had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, ‘Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and…
“Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places.” (Matthew 24:7) Like many of…
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