Archives for December 2012

Advent day 22: Christmas eve’s eve

And Mary sang:  “My soul magnifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,      for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant.  Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed,    for the Mighty One has done great things for me and holy is his name.  His mercy is […]

Advent day 21: On empty

And Mary sang:  “My soul magnifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,      for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant.  Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed,    for the Mighty One has done great things for me and holy is his name.  His mercy is […]

Advent day 20: I’m hungry

And Mary sang:  “My soul magnifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,      for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant.  Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed,    for the Mighty One has done great things for me and holy is his name.  His mercy is […]

Advent day 19- Lowly lifting

And Mary sang:  “My soul magnifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,      for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant.  Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed,    for the Mighty One has done great things for me and holy is his name.  His mercy is […]

Advent day 18- Down from thrones

And Mary sang:  “My soul magnifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,      for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant.  Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed,    for the Mighty One has done great things for me and holy is his name.  His mercy is […]

Advent day 17- The great scattering

And Mary sang:  “My soul magnifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,      for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant.  Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed,    for the Mighty One has done great things for me and holy is his name.  His mercy is […]

Advent day 16- Metaphors

And Mary sang:  “My soul magnifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant.  Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me and holy is his name.  His mercy is […]

A hymn for advent day 15, for tragedy day 4

Today, on what should be the most joyful Sunday in advent, we acknowledged the grief and prayers we hold for those who have lost their children, family members and teachers in Connecticut this past week.  The following words are from the hymn we sang at the lighting of the advent wreath this week.  It is […]

Advent Day 14- How to see a mercy

And Mary sang:  “My soul magnifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant.  Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me and holy is his name.  His mercy is […]

Advent Day 13 with hearts broken

On this very sad night, when children and teachers have been shot to death, when families are desperately grieving, when words fail us, when we wonder what has gone wrong with our world, the season of advent voices our pain and hope for something better:  Come, Lord Jesus, come quickly. Our world needs your healing […]