Epiphany Season: Reading the Signs

  Many people now are kneeling, Others read the signs, Mary, Joseph, shepherds, kings, Stand before us to remind What is REAL remains unseen, The voice we hear is True; The longings, passions in our heart, Remain-not fleeting through. For unto us a Child is born; Through ages people cry,...

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Advent: Of Mary and Zechariah…

The Virgin and the Mute Reframed the songs of old; From the quill of David, From Samuel’s mother – bold, Preposterous songs of victory, For oppressed and orphans, too, Themes of faith and future, Unseen, yet coming true. Lift up your head, oh Pilgrim, The King is drawing nigh; Be...

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Advent: Solstice With Hope

In this Season, Shortest day of year, Darkness assumes power; Raging, rise our fears. Yet in darkest time, Was Light of World born; While terror swirled ’round Him, God’s faithfulness still shone. O make me like Your servants, Faith-filled guardians of Newborn; Let Your light of love rise in me,...

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Advent: Ultimate Dialogue…

Oh Jesus, Dialogue of God, Reaching down, a cross for us, We, a piece of sod. Oh Jesus, Our very Living God, We could not go to You, So You among us trod. Shepherd, Way, Ever open Door, Communing as we listen, Igniting want for more. I bow today before...

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Advent: Purpose Fulfilled…

There is a purpose, In our journey’s steps; God will fulfill all Perfectly – and yet, Did Ana say, “Why?” When her husband died? Did Elizabeth wonder, At Zechariah’s blunder? Did Mary recoil, In family shame, embroiled? Or, as steps unfolded, Did they lift their heads, emboldened, By the Presence...

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Advent: Do You Know…?

do you know…? Why Mary, Young, virgin, unknown? Why Tamar, Deceived, so alone? Why Rahab, Despised, outcast at best? Why Ruth, Hated foreigner, least of the less? Why Wife of Uriah, Downed through lust-filled power, Captive, low, In sorrow’s last hour? Did they know, With God’s strength then given, They...

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Advent: Am I…?

Am I like Zechariah – Full of doubt; so faith flees? Like this godly priest, Do I see, but not believe? Returning home without a word, He continues faithful still, Turns to find the strength he needs – Only intimacy fulfills. As sweet oneness comes, is it with tears, Remorseful,...

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Advent: Weight of Glory…

Two women we acclaim, Mary and Elizabeth, By name. After first embrace- Words of praise and glory, Pure trust in One unseen- Was there a time, When face to face, Tears coursing down their cheeks, -Old with young- One unashamed, Now one defamed, By acceptance of God’s will; I ask:...

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Advent: …with the Prophets

Your promises, my God, Preposterous they are; Ahaz, most wicked king, But Word to Isaiah rose far Beyond all current dark, Igniting hope anew; A King is coming with Holy Names; Watch, for this is true! This Authoritative One, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace, Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God; All rage...

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