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“Where would we be without the faith of Mary and Elizabeth?” ponders Phillip Martin, pastor of Epiphany Lutheran Church in Richmond, Virginia. In today’s passage from Luke 1:39-45 (46-55), Mary allows herself to become God’s...
“A pastor friend was hoping to counter all the commercial Christmas frenzy swirling about his children, and to teach them what the season was all about. So he sat down at the kitchen table with...
Popular preacher, author, and retreat leader MaryAnn McKibben Dana takes a second look at “Gentle Mary, meek and mild,” and finds some thunder in her voice. The words of the Magnificat (Luke 1:46-55) have very...
Carla Pratt Keyes, Pastor of Ginter Park Presbyterian Church in Richmond, Virginia, preaches a sermon called “Awake to Grace,” based mostly on the Old Testament lesson from 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16. “A few years ago,”...
MaryAnn McKibben Dana is a writer, speaker, pastor, and the author of Sabbath in the Suburbs: A Family’s Experiment with Holy Time. An avid student and champion of improvisational theater, she prides herself on her...
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