Tag: advent

Magnifying Joy

Our text for Sunday is Mary's song of joy. It's called the Magnificat because that's the first word in Latin. Mary says, "Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed" (Luke 1:48), and her song has been sung for generations. The Magnificat even has its own Wikipedia page. What song(s) do you like best for expressing your joy?

Making Apple Pie

John the Baptist says, "Prepare ye the way of the Lord!" But nobody was putting up Christmas trees or stringing lights after he said it. Were they at least making apple pie?

What Are We Waiting For?

Why on the first Sunday of Advent are we talking about the end of the world?

Mary the Magnifier

Mary's powerful words show us the power of God's love to turn the world upside down.

Herald, The Way-Clearer

Read Luke 3:1-6, Malachi 3:1-4 here Listen here: The word for today is “herald.”  Not the proper name, but the noun, with a little bit of the verb thrown in.  A herald is a messenger, someone bringing news.  That’s why there are a lot of newspapers named Herald: There’s the Boston Herald. The Miami Herald. ...