January 16, 2021: Called to Delight

Scripture: John 2:1-11 (CEB) 2 On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and 2 Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the celebration. 3 When the wine ran out, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They

January 16, 2021: Aspects of Joy

Corresponding Scriptures: John 2:1-11 (NRSV) 2 On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2 Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine gave out, the mother of

January 9, 2021: Baptized in Love

Scripture: Matthew 2:1-12 (CEB) 2 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in the territory of Judea during the rule of King Herod, magi came from the east to Jerusalem. 2 They asked, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We’ve seen his

January 2, 2022: Led By Joy

Scripture: Matthew 2:1-12 (CEB) 2 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in the territory of Judea during the rule of King Herod, magi came from the east to Jerusalem. 2 They asked, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We’ve seen his

January 9, 2022: “Baptized in Love”

Corresponding Scriptures: Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 (NRSV) 15 As the people were filled with expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Messiah, 16 John answered all of them by saying, “I baptize you with water; but one

January 2, 2022: Led By Joy: “Star High and Camel Low”

Corresponding Scriptures: Matthew 2:1-12 (NRSV) 2 In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, 2 asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed

December 26, 2021: Wonder

Corresponding Scriptures: Luke 2:41-52 (CEB) 41 Each year his parents went to Jerusalem for the Passover Festival. 42 When he was 12 years old, they went up to Jerusalem according to their custom. 43 After the festival was over, they were returning home, but the boy

December 19, 2021: When Joy Is Our Song

Scripture: John 1:3-5 (MSG) Everything was created through him;    nothing—not one thing!—    came into being without him.What came into existence was Life,    and the Life was Light to live by.The Life-Light blazed out of the darkness;    the darkness couldn’t put it out. Scripture: Luke

December 12, 2021: When Light Shines

Scripture: Matthew 22:36-40 (MSG) “‘Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence.’ This is the most important, the first on any list. But there is a second to set alongside it: ‘Love others as well

December 5, 2021: When Christmas Isn’t Christmas

Scripture: Jeremiah 33:14-18 (MSG) “‘Watch for this: The time is coming’—God’s Decree—‘when I will keep the promise I made to the families of Israel and Judah. When that time comes, I will make a fresh and true shoot sprout from