Tag Archives: Christmas

Merry Christmas Fellow Aliens!

Dearly Beloved: We do feel guilty that we are taking the shortcut this year of posting our Christmas letter on our web site. But, “needs must,” as they say in jolly old England. Connie is still in a big boot … Continue reading

Posted in Featured, John's Posts | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Advent People during Anxious Times

I returned to the congregation I served as pastor for a dozen years and was refreshed by the community of Christ and a service of Lessons and Carols for Advent.   I was thirsty for Advent. I don’t buy into … Continue reading

Posted in Church, Church and Social Movements, Featured, John's Posts, Reflections on Sunday Readings, Social Political Issues | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Joseph’s Fear and Ours

The following is a sermon I prepared for Advent 4–December 22 at First Lutheran Church in Lee, Illinois. Icy roads caused the cancellation of the service, so, I offer this sermon for the members of Lee and for anyone interested. … Continue reading

Posted in Church, Faith, Featured, John's Posts, Reflections on Sunday Readings | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

We Believe in the Sun Even During Long Nights

It is that time of year when the darkness seems about to swallow the light. But, no! We believe in the power of the Light. The Darkness will not overcome it. In ancient times, in their caves, and later in … Continue reading

Posted in Farm Diary, Featured, John's Posts | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment