Author Archives: Katie Keenan

December 11

Psalm 65:5-10, Hope By Ray Trono I never spent much time thinking about hope until I was asked to write about it. I always have hoped for one thing or another. Hope for good things for my family, my kids, … Continue reading

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December 10

Luke 1:26-38, Expect By Haley Peck As a mother, myself, I love to think of moments in Christ’s life through Mary’s perspective. I see Mary as one of the best role models of what it means to be a child … Continue reading

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December 9

Luke 12:35-40, Expect By Britton Gregory You’re asleep. No, no — I hear you! “Asleep? Who has time to sleep? I’ve got to go to work, to the gym, to soccer practice, to my side gig, to church, to date … Continue reading

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December 8

Matthew 11:1-9, Expect By The Rev. Katie Wright Are you coming?  We are expecting you. John expected the Messiah.  He knew deep in his core that one was coming. He had told the people – “I baptize you with water, … Continue reading

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December 7

Habakkuk 2:1-3, Expect By Anthony Chapple This chapter begins with much anticipation:  “I will stand at my watch and station myself on the ramparts; I will look to see what he will say to me.”  Can you imagine the anxiety … Continue reading

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December 6

Isaiah 64:1-4, Expect By Joy Miller In this passage, we see the Israelites are calling on God to be present with them. They ask him to tear open the very heavens and come down until both nations and mountains tremble … Continue reading

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December 5

Psalm 130:1-6, Expect By Ned Lore Does it perhaps seem a little unusual to you for a Psalm that begins “Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD” to be included in a collection of Advent meditations? It … Continue reading

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December 4

Psalm 5:1-8, Expect By Joe Sanchez When I read this psalm, I am reminded that I had to first truly open my heart to prayer. I would come to the Lord with a need or a request that would distract … Continue reading

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December 3

Matthew 26:1-13, Prepare By Rebecca Hall This passage marks an important turning point in Matthew’s gospel.  Jesus has finished all his teaching. He’s done. Everything he knows about the Kingdom of God has been said, illustrated, and lived out through … Continue reading

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December 2

Luke 3:1-14, Prepare By The Rev. Chuck Treadwell, Rector On the Sunday after All Saint’s this year, Bishop Doyle spoke to our congregation during the Christian Formation hour. He referenced a conversation he had recently with a friend who said … Continue reading

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