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Advent 2019, Week 2

It’s the 2nd Sunday of Advent, 2019. I’m reviewing moments of my church life. I do this every time we pray the confession of our sins, where we are supposed to say, “We do humbly repent,” but as a teenager I inadvertently said, “We do humbly repeat,” and my sister and I burst out laughing. After that, my mother...

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The Last Day of Advent

She began the journey on her own (don’t we all?) Mary on the concrete bench and knelt in awe of what was to come kneeling in expectancy before forging on the responsibility of being chosen only to have Joseph joyfully join her journey the mantle of companionship when they were promptly overtaken by the world Mary and Tall Joseph and taken...

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How God Comes

“I never procrastinate, except for Christmas shopping,” I told the woman . . . as I bought my last gift the evening before I left at six am the next morning to see my folks at Thanksgiving and exchange gifts. “So I’m still procrastinating, just earlier.” It’s no surprise, then, that I am a teensy bit late telling...

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