Author Archives: Katie Keenan

December 21

Psalm 36: 5-9, Light By Beth Hudson There’s a wideness in God’s Mercy, like the wideness of the sea… The words of this beloved hymn are an interpretation of these verses from Psalm 36 that so splendidly describe God’s love … Continue reading

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December 20

Isaiah 60:1-5, Light By Jonathan Mudge Darkness. For our ancestors the darkness of night was a treacherous time. Today many people continue to live in perilous conditions in which these concerns are ever present.  Most of us are able to … Continue reading

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December 19

Psalm 139:7-12, Light By Robin Cooper  A Stable Lamp is Lighted, Whose Glow shall wake the Sky. Hymn 104 The imagery for us is haunting: the picture of shepherds, barn animals, common folk huddled around the light, gazing in wonder … Continue reading

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December 18

Genesis 1:1-9, Light By Lynn Osgood History has its cycles, and the cycle we are living through today can feel particularly rancorous.  In a nation that seems bent upon dividing itself in two, we wake every day to hear and … Continue reading

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December 17

Luke 4:16-21, Hope By Jennifer Gallardo-Payne “Our Father, who art in Heaven…” “We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty…” “Amazing grace, how sweet the sound…” “For God so loved the world…” “In the beginning God created…” “The Lord … Continue reading

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December 16

Jeremiah 31:10-14, Hope By Mark Wells The Message version of this passage starts, “Hear this, nations! GOD’s Message!” I am struck by how rarely I heed those words.  I am out of practice listening to these Biblical messages of hope. … Continue reading

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December 15

Jeremiah 29:11-14, Hope By Roger Temme Many of us who are on social media today, whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or other apps, have to make sure we have a password that will be safe and secure so that no … Continue reading

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December 14

Isaiah 42:1-4, Hope By Judith Cayton The passage in Isaiah expresses the hope of Israel for “justice” while waiting for the one who will bring it – the Messiah. Waiting with hope is the undercurrent of the Advent season. As … Continue reading

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December 13

Isaiah 30:19-26, Hope By Alisa Carr The truth that grabs me today is this:  “…yet your Teacher will not hide himself any more, but your eyes shall see your Teacher.”   It is so profound to look back on that … Continue reading

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December 12

Isaiah 29:17-24, Hope By Robert Sumners “And those who err in spirit will come to understanding, and those who murmur will accept instruction.” I am often disappointed by the mistakes I make.  For some reason I am much less annoyed at … Continue reading

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