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The God Who Comes Over for Dinner


Here’s a post I wrote for The Krista Foundation’s Serve Well blog as part of their Advent reflection series. Enjoy! As I read scripture, I’m struck by the persistent theme of God’s people continually asking God to be near them and awed by the ways God chooses to respond. Finally, God—ever mysterious—shows up in a […]

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The Light in the Darkness


Yesterday was the first day of Advent and during her sermon my pastor looked over at the Advent wreath with its single flame and commented on the hope of knowing that similar candles are lit all over the world. She reminded the congregation that these candles we light—in addition to being festive—symbolize Christ’s presence in […]

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Anxious Anticipation


Here’s a post I wrote for my church as part of their daily Advent reflections. Enjoy! Last night I sat around a wooden stool with three other women from Union as we read scripture and poetry and lit candles in memory of women of faith–our predecessors and our contemporaries–who have suffered from violence. As we […]

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