Christmas Eve/Luke 2:1-20 Mary was an ordinary young girl, and Joseph an ordinary man, when they set out for Bethlehem. They knew that a baby was on his way – was liable to come at any moment. But the emperor’s order did not allow for sickness or pregnancy or any other excuse, so they made… Read More Ordinary People
December 24, 2017/Luke 1:26-38 It was a miracle. How else to explain a teen-aged girl, a virgin, giving birth? And not to any ordinary baby – although all babies are extraordinary in their way – but to the Son of God? Gabriel got the assignment. Of all the angels in heaven, he was the one… Read More Christmas Miracle
December 10, 2017 – Second Sunday of Advent/Mark 1:1-8 One of the things that has always fascinated me about the Upstate of South Carolina is that one minute you can be driving through an urban mix of stores, factories, and houses, and the next minute you can find yourself in the country, cows grazing along the… Read More A Wilderness Journey
December 3, 2017 —First Sunday of Advent/Mark 13:24-37 In 1969 the band Chicago, a group of guys from the city of the same name, released its first album. The album featured the groups’ mix of pop guitar and drums, saxophones, trumpets, and trombones. One of the songs on that record – which later became a hit… Read More What Time Is It?