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Love: Luke 2:1-20

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Theme: Luke 2:1-20 In those days Caesar Augustus declared that everyone throughout the empire should be enrolled in the tax lists. This… Read More

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Love: John 3:16

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Theme: John 3:16 Reflection Attending “Simbang Gabi” (evening mass) is the traditional Filipino Catholic way of preparing for the birth of… Read More

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Love: John 15:12-17

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Theme: John 15:12-17 Reflection There are many ways to think about Jesus. Scripture has many names for him, some which we… Read More

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Love: 1 John 4:7-12

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Theme: 1 John 4:7-12 Reflection Love is a wonderful thing, isn’t it? Some of the most beautiful music has been written… Read More

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Love: Isaiah 9:1, 6-7

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Theme: Isaiah 9:1, 6-7 Reflection Today is traditionally the Winter Solstice, also the longest night of the year. In ancient cultures,… Read More

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Love: Luke 2:1-20

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Theme: Luke 2:1-20 Reflection Luke 2:1-20 is the story “Jesus is Born;” it is one of our most read stories in… Read More

Hope: Revelation 21:1-4

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Theme: Revelation 21:1-4 Reflection As this Advent season comes upon us once again, it takes me to a time of reflection… Read More

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Hope: Romans 8:22-25

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Theme: Romans 8:22-25 Reflection My life forever changed when my daughter was born. I knew that it would. My friends that… Read More

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Hope: Hebrews 10:23-25

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Theme: Hebrews 10:23-25 Reflection We are well into Advent, moving through the stories of promise of the Messiah to the realization that… Read More

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Hope: Luke 1:46-55

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Theme: Luke 1:46-55 Reflection This is one of the great songs of praise in the Bible. Throughout both the Old and… Read More

Hope: Jeremiah 33:14-16

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Theme: Jeremiah 33:14-16 Reflection David was the most important king in Israel’s history, and people longed for a king like David… Read More

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Hope: Isaiah 61:1-4

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Theme: Isaiah 61:1-4 Reflection The ancient words of Isaiah 61:1-4 bear witness to a promise of hope in the midst of hopelessness…. Read More

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Hope: Matthew 1:18-25

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The Light of Hope — The promise of the Messiah is given to the Israelites not when things are auspicious, but… Read More

Joy: Philippians 4:10-13

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Theme: Philippians 4:10-13 Reflection When we were first married, Laurie and I struggled like most newlyweds trying to manage through the… Read More

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Joy: Romans 12:12-16a

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Theme: Romans 12:12-16a Reflection St. Paul’s instruction to the struggling church in Rome never grows old for me. In the midst… Read More

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