“Bless the Lord God of Israel    because he has come to help and has delivered his people. He has raised up a mighty savior for us in his servant David’s house,     just as he said through the mouths of his holy prophets long ago. He has brought salvation from our enemies    and from the power of all those who hateContinue reading “WAIT, WEIGHT”


[God] has shown strength with his arm;   he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts.He has brought down the powerful from their thrones,   and lifted up the lowly;he has filled the hungry with good things,   and sent the rich away empty [Luke 1:51-53 NRSV] One of the most impactful essays I’ve everContinue reading “LIFTING UP THE LOWLY”


And [Mary] gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. [Luke 2:7 NRSV] I have a stack of books that I pull out each Advent to supplement my devotional reading for the season. TheyContinue reading “A COVID-19 CHRISTMAS”