Christmas Poem XXIV: “Canticle of the Angels”

Every year, I write a poem for Christmas, and include it in my Christmas cards to friends and family. For the days leading up to Christmas, I'm publishing all of my Christmas poems here, as a kind of Advent calendar. Today's poem was written in 2015.  My soul doth magnify the Lord Who saves from … Continue reading Christmas Poem XXIV: “Canticle of the Angels”

Get you up to a high mountain!

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached today, the Second Sunday of Advent. The text I preached on was Isaiah 40:1-11. Get you up to a high mountain, O Jerusalem, herald of good tidings, and tell all the cities: “Here is your God.” Reminds me of a Christmas song, “Go Tell It … Continue reading Get you up to a high mountain!

Tear open the skies, and come!

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached this morning, the First Sunday of Advent. The text I preached on was Isaiah 64:1-7.  The movie It’s a Wonderful Life is the story of George Bailey, a man who spends his life taking care of people in the town of Bedford Falls. He runs … Continue reading Tear open the skies, and come!