• 23 Days of Advent

    Day 23 Time To Bring It Home

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23 Days of Advent - Day 11 Final Focus on Mary

23 Days of Advent Day 11- Final Focus on Mary For Advent our church has been doing a sermon series called “In Focus”.   Our Christmas season is often so cluttered and chaotic that the real story and the real miracle just passes…

23 Days of Advent Day 10: The Power of Sisterhood

Tonight at Royal Oak First Methodist (where I serve) we had our first Advent by Candlelight.  This is an event for women both from the church and from the community.  Ladies of the church host tables and are encouraged to…

23 Days of Advent-Day 9 Mary Matters

23 Days of Advent-Day 9 Mary Matters Mary, the teenage virgin who becomes the mother of Jesus would find her own place in history and in the history of the church.   Around the world today she is known as Saint Mary, Virgin Mary, and…

23 Days of Advent-Day 8 Don't Forget the Salt

The contestants pose for a group photo, as seen on Food Network's Holiday Baking Show Season 4 23 Days of Advent –Day 8 Sugar and Spice and don’t forget the Salt I’m taking a break from the traditional Advent activities, and a real…

23 Days of Advent-Day 7: The Radical Entrance of Mary

And on the 7th day God sends us Mary.  Well, that’s a little dramatic.  It’s Day 7 of Advent and finally we come to a familiar name.  Mary, the mother of Jesus. Studying the text and following the book “Light of the…

23 Days of Advent-Day 5 What's In a Name? Everything

23 Days of Advent-Day 6 What’s In A Name?  Everything! The birth of John the Baptist launches the Christmas story.  John is such a common name in our culture.  It is a familiar name in the New Testament, but for a Jewish…