Tag Archives: Longing

And Crying Too

“Here am I, O God, of little power and mean estate, yet lifting up heart and voice to Thee before whom all created things are as dust and vapor. Thou art hidden behind the curtain of sense, incomprehensible in Thy … more »

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Gary Black on Why “Silence” Matters at Christmas

Now, but not yet. Everyone everywhere, sons of Adam and daughters of Eve that we are, sees the same world, and tries to make sense. We don’t have to be philosophers to do that; in fact sometimes philosophers miss it … 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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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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Stumbling Along, Longing for Grace

Stumbling along, longing for grace. I don’t think we do better than that… in any part of life. Last week we spent Sunday morning with the people who call themselves Grace Vancouver, and I found myself reflecting on its name, … more »

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Missio on Loving the City: A Poet’s response to a Prophet

A Reflection on Jeremiah 29… At first, when I read this passage, I thought I would attempt to write a thorough essay explaining how I, as an African American women, a product of a divorced parent, in one of the … more »

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To Fly, Fly Away….

“You must live in the place that is the station of your labor and your love. Down there in the swaying forests, the dark sleeping fields, the cold barren lands, and the cities of man, where the indestructible, the faithful, … more »

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The Hopes and Fears of All the Years

As I woke this morning, all I could do was shake my head, wondering why and how it could possibly be that yesterday happened; some days are more like that than others. Over the noon hour I spoke to a … more »

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A Film for Advent 1: Anticipation

Perhaps my favorite thing about the Advent Season is the opportunity to dwell upon some of the richest themes in human existence, observing how they play out in the grand drama of Scripture, as well as in our seemingly mundane … more »

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