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jesusbaptism-7614581We have five Sundays in January for this Year of our Lord 2017, and after Epiphany (always January 6th) we observe the annual commemoration called Baptism of Our Lord Sunday that falls this year on Sunday January 8th.  Although Jesus did not need baptism, because he was and is without sin, he nevertheless received baptism in order to properly fulfill all possible requirements of righteousness and religious faith.  And as I contemplate the baptism of Jesus, I am led by the Spirit to contemplate the sacredness of water and our own baptismal covenant in, with and through Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior. (more…)

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light-split-into-spectrum-by-prismThe Seasons of Advent, Christmastime and Epiphany all share the theme of the spiritual Light of God. And Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, is the one who shines God’s eternal Light on us and the whole world. (more…)

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I’m always amazed when I catch a snowflake and look closely at its unique beauty. It is absolutely amazing to me to think that no two snowflakes are alike. In all time and throughout all the universe, whenever and wherever a snowflake of crystallized H2O can exist, no two snowflakes are exactly alike.

This is amazing to me, and it says a lot about who God is. (more…)

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The Church seasons of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany are seasons of light during the long dark of winter.  And, if you think about it, without darkness we would not see the light. In fact, Woody Guthrie, who is famous for writing This Land Is Your Land, once said, “You can’t have a light without a dark to stick it in.”

The simple truth of our existence in this realm of existence (called life) is that light shines in the darkness, and if not for our darkness and suffering we would not know The Light. (more…)

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