This verse gives me hope. I feel very much like "the poor" these days. I generally dislike being our all being lumped together as one unit when we're a diverse group of people with wants and needs. But I need to feel less alone in this Advent season, so I will take it. I'm trying desperately to find some glad tidings in my world lately. I glanced up at the moon earlier tonight just as it was getting dark, and had a brief moment where some light reached my heart and soul. It's enough to keep going. I'm lost, God. I know You sent Jesus to find me. I need Him to be with me in the darkness. I need to learn to walk in the dark. Can you please send me a small night light?
Word: Ostensibly, one reason I am the associate pastor at Riverton Park UMC is that I am to help organize and revitalize worship. This is the first time that I am seemingly in charge of this vital part of churching. I have worked on worship committees. I have worked with worship committees. I have never been the worship committee before. I have realized, now, that I cannot operate this way. That I need to build a team and I need to do it in a hurry. I have very real anxiety about the amount of work that is coming up for the Advent* season. And Advent starts on Sunday. Holy mackaroly. The amount of work to be done this week seems insurmountable. So, using my handy dandy tool called "the internet", I searched "What to do when work seems insurmountable" and found an article that has tips
Opening: Let my heart rise up to meet mercy, my voice to meet compassion, my hands to meet action. BIBOLove: Breath In, Breath Out--Yummm Music: How Long, (Instrumental) by Mark Miller How long? How long? How much longer must we wait? Nativity, by Jericho Brown I was Mary once. Somebody big as a beginning Gave me trouble I was too young to carry, so I ran Off with a man who claimed Not to care. Each year, Come trouble's birthday, I think of every gift people get They don't use. Oh, and I Pray. Lord, let even me And what the saints say is sin within My blood, which certainly shall see Death-see to it I mean- Let that sting Last and be transfigured. -- Jericho Brown from The New Testament ©2014 Copper Canyon Press Scripture Readings Micah 6:6-8 Hebre