Epiphanies in Prayer

I hope everyone is staying warm. My daughter’s bus was late this morning, so I had to drive her to school, and combined with the slower-than-normal traffic today I’m now at the office a bit later than expected. Still, so far so good in getting a start to the week,...

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Christmas Celebrations

“You gave me room when I was in distress. Be gracious to me, and hear my prayer.” – Psalm 4:1b This morning I was all set to return to the office after enjoying a week of holidays from Christmas through New Year’s. No, I didn’t go anywhere, but spending time...

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Advent Expectations IV – Love

I love how yesterday’s choir service turned out. I had a number of people complementing me on the service, to which I was responded that credit belongs with David Ferguson, the choir, the Amici Strings and our guest soloists. My role was to frame the presentation of Vivaldi’s Gloria in...

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Advent Expectations III – Joy

My daughter turns 11 today. Let me repeat that. My daughter. turns. 11. today… Where did the time go? I remember the day she arrived, and immediately after she was born this bewildered look on this tiny little face. She didn’t cry, at least not right away, but rather opened...

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Advent Expectations II – Keep Warm

It’s cold today. Yes, I am pointing out the obvious, but it’s the realization that it hasn’t been cold like this in a few years here in the city. November was exceptionally warm, apparently six degrees above the average expected temperatures for the month. I remember growing up that November...

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