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Musings (Page 4)

Read what our people have written about faith and life

Advent Musing – Anticipation/Family

Anticipation and excitement starts to build in the hearts of children as the first signs of Christmas begin to arrive.  Whether it is the decorations around town, the songs in the stores, the brisk cool weather arriving, children begin to delight at the many presents that they will receive. A few of our Upper Elementary…

Advent Musing – Anticipation/Expecting

The most anticipation I’ve ever experienced is having a baby.  There are so many unknowns and first­time experiences that are both exciting and scary.  Since I’ve now given birth, I think the anticipation continues to grow as Julia grows and learns new things. In a lot of ways, I’m sure that Mary was filled with…

Advent Musing — Anticipation

Unless your age is counted in single digits Christmas probably doesn’t have the same feeling it once did. How we looked forward to vacation from school, seeing relatives, and, of course, the presents! Remember seeing all those gifts under the tree, and when mom wasn’t looking, picking ours up and shaking them to see if we…

Paris, November 13, 2015

On Friday evening in Paris, seven men set out to kill and terrorize as many people as they could in the name of their god.  The result was 129 people killed and over 300 wounded on the streets of Paris.  The only thing these people seemed to have in common was that they were out…

Musings – The Beginning

In many circles today, we are given the impression that we face a choice between thinking and faith. We are given the impression that somehow the postures of faith and reason are mutually exclusive. We live with words in our culture that seem to confirm a divide between fact and value. There is a real…