Advent: Joseph the Carpenter

Advent-The Time Between Joseph, Carpenter of steel, His life to God appealed; The trusted one to carry God’s Son within dear Mary To fruition – incarnation; While reviled by kin and friend, Joseph did not bend To fears of king nor travel, To sexual temptation, Instead bent into will of...

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Advent: Victory Light

ADVENT – Time Between Victory Light LIGHT cuts through darkness, Isaiah, John agree; Mary sings in joyful chant, “The lowly shall be free!” From unseen to the Seen, Elizabeth released; Zechariah speaks of coming Dawn- A Savior’s guide to peace. Joseph, a righteous man, Bright Angel gives him voice, Shepherds,...

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Advent: A Voice Crying Out

ADVENT – the Time Between A voice crying out… John- A powerful voice, God’s selected choice, Entrusted to introduce The Lamb of God. John- Intense we would say, The life he displayed, Abstaining from all we hold dear, Obedient acts with an open ear- Introduced the great I Am. John-...

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Advent: Fullness of Time

ADVENT – the Time Between fullness of time… Do you believe in a promise unseen, In a “fullness of time” incomplete? Are you strong to rise up in unwavering faith, While waiting in fear – then repeat? Does “fullness of time” draw you closer to God, Bend your will in...

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Advent: The Time Inbetween

ADVENT – The “Time Between” just an ordinary day… The flock was large, The day was hot When Moses got Distracted by a Flame. Great legal tasks Kept her seated Until Deborah retreated, Beckoned by a Voice. Fearless with rage, Leader of dread, Yet Paul became led, Blinded by the...

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Lent: Flame of God

Flame 🔥 of God… (Lent) From prayer that asks that I may be Sheltered from winds that beat on Thee, From fearing when I should aspire, From faltering when I should climb higher From silken self, O Captain, free Thy soldier who would follow Thee. From subtle love of softening...

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Advent Poetry: Mary (#9: Third Week)

Mary… A revolutionary— Emptied of self, Filled with the Babe, Her own path she made To Elizabeth. From demeaning words She ran, To embody A revolutionary plan. God’s love circled ‘round; The outcasts, poor, despicables He found, To bear faithful witness To the incomprehensible Profound. Mary, The Revolutionary; “Yes” changed...

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Advent Poetry: Listener (#8: Second Week)

listener… Righteous, blameless, Shamed by her disgrace, Elizabeth, in humble awe, Turns to face God’s mystery, From a teenage form— How does she know within, That Messiah is to be born? Without fanfare of Angel, No dream or sign to guide, She understands the mystery— Her awe she cannot hide....

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Advent Poetry: Suddenly (#7: First Week)

suddenly… Four hundred years of silence, After Micah prophesied, “To the temple suddenly will come The One in whom you take delight.” Then the silence broke in splendor, Templed Zechariah bowed aghast; God’s Gabriel suddenly appeared, Spelled out priest’s upcoming task: “In silence do your waiting, No voice to be...

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Advent Poetry: Intervention (#6)

Intervention… (First Sunday of Advent) God has intervened, Penetrated history, In a most unseemly way; Womb, blood, dirt, the poor- The first coming of our Lord, Unexpected – shattered doors Of man’s hypocrisy. Shepherds, who are they? Simple laborers, unprepared, In touch with sky and earth- Believed; Chosen Messengers of...

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