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The Light Has Come: Love

Have you ever been around somebody that just lights up the room when they come into it? They just have this energy, this infectious joy that makes everything and everyone around them better and brighter. They are just so full of life. That’s never been truer about anybody more than Jesus. The Gospel of John…

The Light Has Come: Joy

Do you have a star on top of your Christmas tree? A lot of people do. It reminds us of one of the coolest but very mysterious parts of the Christmas story:  the Christmas star. Around the time that Jesus was born, God caused an extraordinary event to happen in the sky. A sudden, bright…

The Light Has Come: Peace

Have you ever been in a situation that really raises your anxiety? Maybe you were about to take a test or your crazy family is coming in for the holiday or you just got some bad news? Jesus had just given his disciples some bad news. He was going to be with them only a…

The Light Has Come: Hope

Advent is an ancient tradition of the church that aims to prepare our hearts for Christmas. The word “advent” comes from the Latin word adventus, which means “coming” or “visit.” In the Advent season, we keep in mind both “advents,” both “visits” of Christ, the first when Christ came to us in Bethlehem and the…

Magnificat: Love

Today we wrap up the season of Advent, which is an ancient tradition of the church that helps to prepare our hearts for Christmas.  Our Advent theme this year is “Magnificat” which means to magnify or highly praise the Lord and is what we commonly call the song Jesus’ mother, Mary, sang in Luke 1.…

Magnificat: Joy

Today we continue the season of Advent, which is an ancient tradition of the church that helps to prepare our hearts for Christmas.  Our Advent theme this year is “Magnificat” which means to magnify or highly praise the Lord and is what we commonly call the song Jesus’ mother, Mary, sang in Luke 1. Today…

Magnificat: Peace

Today we continue the season of Advent, which is an ancient tradition of the church that helps to prepare our hearts for Christmas.  Our Advent theme this year is “Magnificat” which means to magnify or highly praise the Lord and is what we commonly call the song Jesus’ mother, Mary, sang in Luke 1. Today…

Magnificat: Hope

Advent is an ancient tradition of the church that aims to prepare our hearts for Christmas.  The word “advent” comes from the Latin word adventus, which means “coming” or “visit.”  In the Advent season, we keep in mind both “advents,” both “visits” of Christ, the first when Christ came to us in Bethlehem and the…

Let There Be Light: Love

Today we complete our season of Advent, preparing our hearts for Christmas.  Our theme this year is “Let There Be Light!”  All throughout Scripture God is said to be light and to radiate light and to shine light, overcoming the darkness in our world and in our hearts. Because Christ has already come to us…

Let There Be Light: Joy

Today we continue our season of Advent to prepare our hearts for Christmas.  Our theme this year is “Let There Be Light!”  All throughout Scripture God is said to be light and to radiate light and to shine light, overcoming the darkness in our world and in our hearts. Because Christ has already come to…