Monthly Archive: December 2012

Dec 31

Forgiving, Forgetting, and the New Year


It’s time to turn the page on the calendar and take on the New Year, whether we feel ready or not. December has past away, and January is here. Did you know that the name of our first month, January, comes from the name of a Roman deity? Janus, as he was known, had one …

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Dec 17

A lovely time in Stevensville, MT

Stevensville United Methodist Church

On December 9th I had the pleasure of filling the pulpit for Rev. Nancy Slabaugh Hart at Stevensville United Methodist Church. Both the building and the people were grand, and I thoroughly enjoyed the visit. It seemed more than fitting that the Advent candle lighting liturgy focused on children. Here it is, so you can …

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Dec 17

Happy Hanukkah!

Janet Tatz

What a blessing it is to partner with Janet Tatz, our very knowledgeable and faithful Jewish mentor at Intermountain. Janet had served alongside previous chaplain, Dana Holzer, for a number of years as a volunteer mentor, and then in the last few years as part-time staff. Whenever there is a Jewish child on campus that …

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Dec 03

John’s ministry, our mission – a sermon for the 2nd Sunday of Advent

Domenico Ghirlandaio, Zechariah Writes John's Name, fresco in the Cappella Tornabuoni, Santa Maria Novella, Firenze

From Luke, Chapter 1 76 [Zechariah prophesies], “And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways, 77 to give knowledge of salvation to his people by the forgiveness of their sins. 78 By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn …

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