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The 12 Yuletide Gifts for 2020 (Part 2)

The 12 Yuletide Gifts for 2020 (Part 2)

The 12 Yuletide Gifts for 2020 Lectionary29 December 2020 First Sunday After Christmas Day Isaiah 63:7-9Psalm 148Hebrews 2:10-18Matthew 2:13-23 Text to Life This Sunday and last Sunday are the two Sundays of Christmastide, or the 12 Days of Christmas. In 567 AD at the...
12 Gifts of Christmas

12 Gifts of Christmas

12 Gifts of Christmas     Lectionary 22 December 2019 Fourth Sunday of Advent   Matthew 1:18-25   Text to Life     Okay, its December 22nd. How stressed out are you?   Do you still have a closet full of stuff you keep meaning to wrap but somehow haven’t… To...
Kiss and Tell

Kiss and Tell

Kiss and Tell     Lectionary 15 December 2019 Third Sunday of Advent   Matthew 11:2-11   Text to Life   This time of year, car dealerships offer big holiday sales to clear out inventories. They are trying to make room for next year’s new “improved” versions of...
The Last Fork

The Last Fork

The Last Fork* Lectionary8 December 2019Second Sunday of Advent Romans 15:4-13 We get the season of “Advent” so wrong. First of all we think the moment Thanksgiving is over it is time to start singing Christmas carols and celebrating the birth of the Christ child....
The First Go’el

The First Go’el

The First Go’el Lectionary01 December 2019First Sunday in Advent Isaiah 2: 1-5 If you survived “Black Friday,” you have now made it to the eve of “Cyber Monday.” This is the day that starts at midnight and signifies huge online discounts. Cyber Monday has become the...
The Homing Instinct

The Homing Instinct

The Homing InstinctLectionary24 November 2019Christ the King SundayJeremiah 23:1-6Luke 1:68-79Colossians 1:11-20Luke 23:33-43Text to LifeThanksgiving Day Text: Deuteronomy 26:1-11 Thanksgiving is almost upon us. Got out your stretchy pants yet. Men, how about those...