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Minute Meditations

Advent Is Construction Season

Dec 4, 2022 Minute Meditations
The call of Advent is clear. From both the prophet Isaiah and John the Baptist, we hear, “Make straight in the desert a highway for our God.” Isaiah was writing to the people exiled far from their homeland.

In Rest Is Your Salvation

Dec 3, 2022 Minute Meditations
We don’t know how to rest and relax anymore. Picture an overtired toddler fighting a much-needed nap. This is a good image for many of us as we push ourselves through days filled with too much activity and too much stress.

Rejoice in the Lord

Dec 2, 2022 Minute Meditations
Most of us want to be seen as strong and capable. We don’t want to be helpless and needy. We fear vulnerability. Paul’s advice to the Philippians is startling: “Let your gentleness be known to everyone.” He’s telling us that knowing God is near makes it safe to let our guard down.

Creator of the Stars of Night

Dec 1, 2022 Minute Meditations
One of my favorite Advent hymns gives this reflection its title. There’s something wonderful about including the cosmos in our Christmas celebrations.

Take a Break

Nov 30, 2022 Minute Meditations
Ask your body and your spirit what they need at this time. It might be rest. Then again it might be more exercise. Our needs change throughout our lives and we don’t always pay attention to that.

Patience and Trust

Nov 29, 2022 Minute Meditations
We might think of patience as trust through time. And our perception of time changes as we grow older.

Back to Level Ground

Nov 28, 2022 Minute Meditations
Isaiah, reminds us that God is merciful, that God loves us just as we are, that in spite of our weakness and sin, God is always ready to welcome us home, to bring us back to level ground.

A Gift Beyond Time

Nov 27, 2022 Minute Meditations
Advent reminds us that the One who has come into the world and is always coming into our lives in new ways is the source of our salvation.

Light the First Candle

Nov 26, 2022 Minute Meditations
Advent begins quietly, with the lighting of the first candle on the Advent wreath.