Thursday, December 18, 2014

Advent daybook, 19: He is the radiance of the glory of God

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Woodcut
Switbert Lobisser

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Hebrews 1:1-4: He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of His nature

{all readings for the day: Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26; 2 Samuel 6:1-11; Hebrews 1:1-4}
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Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen. (source)

Be, Lord, our helper and forsake us not. Do not despise us, O God, our savior. Amen. 

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Word Became Flesh
Castle Island Hymns

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write a note to someone you appreciate

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Advent daybook, 18: he will turn the hearts of fathers to children and children to fathers

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Eric Gweah, 25, grieves as he watches members of a Red Cross burial team remove the body of his father, a suspected Ebola victim, in Monrovia, Liberia.
Daniel Berehulak/The New York Times/Redux
source
A collection of Scriptural prayers for the Ebola crisis can be found here.

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Malachi 3:16-4:6: he will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers

{all readings for the day: Psalm 125; Malachi 3:16-4:6; Mark 9:9-13}


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Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen. (source)

Even so, come, Lord Jesus! Amen. 

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Ah Holy Jesus
Sufjan Stevens

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take a walk in the lit night


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Monday, December 15, 2014

Advent daybook, 17: please let there be a double portion of your spirit on me

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Ascension of Elijah 
Juan de Valdes Leal

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II Kings 2:9-22: please let there be a double portion of your spirit on me

{all readings for the day: Psalm 125; 2 Kings 2:9-22; Acts 3:17-4:4}
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pray  

Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen. (source)

O God, come to our assistance! O Lord, make haste to help us. Amen. 

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Long Ago Prophets Knew
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warm drinks to share with friends 
mulled cranberry cider via

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Advent daybook, 16: after many days the word of the LORD came to Elijah

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Spirit of Elijah
Diane Fairfield

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I Kings 18:1-8: after many days the word of the LORD came to Elijah

{all readings for the day: Psalm 125; 1 Kings 18:1-18; Ephesians 6:10-17}


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Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen. (source)

Let us praise the Lord, whom the angels are praising, whom the Cherubim and Seraphim proclaim: Holy, holy, holy! Amen. 

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O come, O come Emmanuel
Jason Harrod

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read a Christmas story with friends
[my new favorite Christmas story!]
 by Dylan Thomas, illustrated by Fritz Eichenberg

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Advent daybook, 15: Magnificent Magnificat

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Annunciation
El Greco
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Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 & Luke 1:46b-55: Magnificent Magnificat

pray  

Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen. (source)

Even so, come, Lord Jesus! Amen. 

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Bach: Magnificat

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do

gather with your "tribe" of friends to sing or tell stories
(this is 2013 when Kendra's "tribe" gave up a Thursday night 
to watch her Christmas concert)


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Friday, December 12, 2014

Advent daybook, 14: though the fig tree should not blossom

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Stay Awake
The Work of the People / song by Krista Vossler

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Habakkuk 3:13-19: though the fig tree should not blossom


{all readings for the day: Psalm 126; Habakkuk 3:13-19; Matthew 21:28-32}

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Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Grant us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. (source)

Even so, come, Lord Jesus! Amen. 


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write a note to someone you appreciate

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Advent daybook, 12: sow in tears, reap in joy

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Sowing good seeds at Genesis Gardens (Austin)
Rodolfo Gonzalez/source
Learn more about Genesis Gardens here.

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Psalm 126: sow in tears, reap in joy

{all readings for the day: Psalm 126; Habakkuk 2:1-5; Philippians 3:7-11}
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Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Grant us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. (source)

Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us. Amen. 

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Psalm 126
Bifrost Arts
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cook a meal for someone who needs it

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