Browsing the December 2019 archive of Blog

The Obedience of Faith

Posted by debbie fields on 12/19/19


For Sunday, December 22nd, 20194th Sunday of Advent

Isaiah 7:10-14Romans 1:1-7Matthew 1:18-24

The Gospels do not relate a single word of Joseph, the husband of Mary. He is a silent, loving figure standing in the shadows during the season of Advent, coming into view only in the ... Read More »

A Time for Longing

Posted by debbie fields on 12/10/19


For Sunday, December 15, 20193rd Sunday of Advent

Isaiah 35:1-6a, 10James 5:7-10Matthew 11:2-11

Advent is a time of longing. It is a time to recognize that in all our hopes and dreams we are reaching out for the “one who is to come.” To use the words ... Read More »

The View From Heaven

Posted by debbie fields on 12/04/19


For Sunday, December 8, 20192nd Sunday of Advent

Isaiah 11:1-10Romans 15:4-9Matthew 3:1-12

“God is mystery. This mystery is clearly revealed in paradox and balance. A paradox is an apparent contradiction that speaks of a deeper truth. Some paradoxes: 1.) We often find companionship, communion, and community in ... Read More »