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Advent Meditations: Do You Hear What I Hear?

  October 1962. The world was on the brink of nuclear war. The Soviet Union was stockpiling missiles in Cuba and the U.S. government responded with a military blockade. The world watched in fear as the U.S. Navy prevented a … more »

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Advent Meditations: Joy To The World?

I hate this place.   How is it possible to hate what you’re thankful for?   I haven’t worked out all the details yet.  Some questions are better after caffeine anyway, so I pour a cup of coffee so piping hot, … more »

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Advent Meditations: Joy To The World

Advent. It’s a season of more than just waiting for the Christ child. It is a season of cultivating our longing for his coming. Wait… Cultivating our longing? I generally want to satisfy my longings, not cultivate them! {I begin … more »

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Advent Meditations: O Holy Night

If there were ever a season for the believer to recognize their worth and focus on the dignity of his or her fellow human being – now is the season! Advent is a season of waiting, preparation and expectation for … more »

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Advent Meditations: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

I love music.  And even though I’m sometimes sick of it by the end of December, I really love Christmas music – especially the old Christmas hymns. The popular music of my life changes so quickly, but Christmas hymns remain … more »

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WINDOWS INTO WAITING

Contributors from all over America reflect on the theme of longing and silence in their experiences of the Advent season. more »

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Missio on the Sabbath: Eternity Every Sunday

“It was not man who implanted in himself what is infinite and the love of what is immortal: those lofty instincts are not the offspring of his capricious will; their steadfast foundation is fixed in human nature, and they exist … more »

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Prayer for Labor Day

A prayer for labor, for the loves and the longings woven into the very work of our work. “O Lord and Maker of all things, from whose creative power the first light came forth, who looked upon the world’s first … more »

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The Man Born to be King

For many millions the world over, this is a week of musing over the deepest things. Some look for quiet, some for conversation. Whoever we are, whatever we do, the longings are the same: we want to go further up … more »

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A Lenten Journey in Paris

This is the ninth, and final, reflection in the Missio Lent series. Read the rest here. One of our family’s most treasured joys of living in Paris is regularly worshiping with others at the American Cathedral. Each Sunday, people from all … more »

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