January 8, 2017

Reading Matthew 2: 1-12 (NRSV) Before Christmas, our young grandson came over to help make cookies. He got to choose whatever cookie cutters and decorations he wanted. Based on his choices, his mom and I started re-imagining the Christmas story. Mary and Joseph came to Bethlehem on a tractor, right? Just for safety with hay … Continue reading January 8, 2017

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December 25, 2016

Reading Psalm 97 (NRSV) The Lord is king! Let the earth rejoice...and all the people behold God's glory! Wait a minute. Last night we celebrated the birth of an infant. Jesus was not born to royalty, with press releases and media campaigns. He was born to an obscure couple of travelers, who could not afford … Continue reading December 25, 2016