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Wednesday, December 12

Experiencing God as Light: Immigration Scripture: 1 John 1:5 “This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light and in him there is no darkness at all.” Dick and I are both avid genealogists. We have traced our heritage back to the early 1600’s when our ancestors […]

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Tuesday, December 11

Experiencing God as Light: Immigration Scripture: Luke 3:4 “[A]s it is written in the book of the words of the prophet Isaiah, ‘The voice of One crying out in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.’” In the United States we are mostly all immigrants whose ancestors came here to […]

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Monday, December 10

Experiencing God as Light: Immigration Scripture: Ephesians 5:8–9 “For once you were darkness, but now in the Lord you are light. Live as children of light — for the fruit of the light is found in all that is good and right and true.” The families walk. A father with a toddler on his back, […]

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Sunday, December 9

Experiencing God as Light: Immigration Scripture: Malachi 3:1 “See, I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me, and the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple. The messenger of the covenant in whom you delight—indeed, he is coming, says the Lord of hosts.” The Bible is the ultimate immigration […]

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Advent: Introduction to Week 2 Devotions

Experiencing God as Light: Immigration There are moments when I find it quite hard to think about the juxtaposition of experiencing God as Light and the complex and long-standing issues of immigration. When I think about God as Light—when I feel what this is like in my body—I think of the warmth of the sun, […]

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Saturday, December 8

Expressing Gratitude: Civility and Human Rights Scripture: Psalm 25:5 “Lead me in your truth, and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all day long.” We are living in turbulent times, and a time of profound changes affecting our lives. There are increased hate crimes, suppression of opposing […]

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Friday, December 7

Expressing Gratitude: Civility and Human Rights Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 3:12 “And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, just as we abound in love for you.” One of my favorite sources of wisdom comes from Anne Lamott who said, “All truth is a paradox.” I now […]

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Thursday, December 6

Expressing Gratitude: Civility and Human Rights Scripture: Luke 21:33 “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.” Our world is in constant change and yet we long for something that remains constant. Jesus’ teachings are examples of words that have not passed away. The message to live with love and […]

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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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