Thursday, December 22, 2016
Bishop Michael McKee wishes Christmas blessings to us all:
Surprise is God's way of telling the world that God works in unlikely ways and places. The celebration of the birth of the Christ Child affirms this. I am always surprised at how God reveals hope, joy, love, and peace during this season to me. Several days ago, I attended a Christmas concert featuring several groups in the Dallas area. One of the groups was the Dallas Street Choir. The Street Choir is composed of men and...
at Thursday, December 22, 2016
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Kim Beck reflects on the meaning of her favorite Christmas Hymn, "Silent Night." In the last few days before Christ's birth, we wish you heavenly peace. What's your favorite hymn?
Silent night, holy night, all is calm, all is bright, round yon virgin, mother and child, holy infant, tender and mild, sleep in heavenly peace. sleep in heavenly peace.
Silent night, joly night, Son of God, love's pure light, radiant beams from thy holy face, with the dawn of ...
at Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Alyssa Robinson stopped inviting friends to church a long time ago. Maybe it's time to rethink invitation. Read her thoughts:
The idea of inviting someone to church scares me. I have no real rationale for it; it just makes me uncomfortable. It might be because of my upbringing. Many of you might know my parents, Denise and Chris Robinson, or my grandparents, Bill and Jeannine Johnson. If don't know them, just trust me...I was raised in the church.
I personally was...
at Thursday, December 15, 2016
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Alyssa Robinson has been daydreaming about Mary this week.
I only really think about Mary at Christmas. It's sad, but true.
In the stories of Jesus, this is the only time she's the leading lady. Most other stories she's in, she seems to be a supporting character. After Daniel's sermon last Sunday, I've been thinking a lot this week about Mary's role in giving life to Jesus. I've always just kind of glanced over her pregnancy. In my mind, she went...
at Thursday, December 8, 2016