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Come, Lord Jesus!

COME, LORD JESUS! Come, Lord Jesus! Do I dare Cry: Lord Jesus, quickly come! Flash the lightning in the air, Crash the thunder on my home! Should I speak this aweful prayer? Come, Lord Jesus, help me dare. Come, Lord Jesus! You I call To come (come soon!) are not…

Behold

  Malachi 3:1-3, 4:1-2a, 5-6 “Behold, I send My messenger, And he will prepare the way before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek, Will suddenly come to His temple, Even the Messenger of the covenant, In whom you delight. Behold, He is coming,” Says the Lord of hosts. “But who can…

In which the writer muses on insomnia, Santa, and going to Hell in a handbasket

Today is St. Nicholas day, a celebration generally passed over in the United States since our coca cola version of the ancient bishop of Turkey drops by our houses on Christmas Eve, not December 6. I do recall several years in elementary school where we would return to our wet,…

My Lord, What a Morning

           “But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.  And then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power…

Stay Awake

“But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 33 Be on guard, keep awake.For you do not know when the time will come. It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his servants in charge, each with…

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree

  Thus begins one of the more banal Christmas carols: O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, How lovely are your branches ... Really? That's the best we can come up with? Up until a few years ago, this song used to really bug me. Grant it, it doesn't grate on me…