Tuesday, December 4

Expressing Gratitude: Civility and Human Rights Scripture: Luke 21:25 “There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on the earth distress among nations confused by the roaring of the sea and the waves.” Still, in the 21st century, like in the first century, the power of nature humbles us. Climactic […]

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Monday, December 3

Expressing Gratitude: Civility and Human Rights Scripture: 1 Timothy 4:4 “For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected, provided it is received with Thanksgiving.” This passage reminds me of a woman I’ll call “Debra.” Debra currently lives in the women’s prison in Denver. Like so many in prison, she was […]

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Sunday, December 2

Expressing Gratitude: Civility and Human Rights Scripture: Jeremiah 33:15 “In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David; and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.” The book of Jeremiah was written as Jerusalem was conquered by the Babylonians. In the wake of the […]

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Advent: Introduction to Week 1 Devotions

Expressing Gratitude: Civility and Human Rights What does it mean to be grateful? To give gratitude for something? In a world in which we see an ever-increasing impulse toward individualism—I, me, mine—we often forget that life would not be possible without the interconnected web which sustains us. When we are able to be in our […]

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Introduction to Advent

By Claire Childress Advent. The word has many meanings. It can mean arrival—a coming into place, view, or being, as in the advent of something. Winter perhaps, or baseball season. If that arrival is awaited, anticipated, Advent becomes a season of expectation, of preparation. In Christianity, Advent is a season of the church year featuring […]

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