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Archives for December 2011

Advent II: The Grass Withers

Second Sunday of Advent December 4, 2012 Isaiah 40:1-11 Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 2 Peter 3:8-15a Mark 1:1-8 Prayer of the Day Stir up our hearts, Lord God, to prepare the way of your only Son. By his coming strengthen us to serve you with purified lives; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives […]

iMonk Classic: Skip the Carping this Advent

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer From December, 2006 NOTE: Michael Spencer had many friends with whom he regularly conversed at The Boar’s Head Tavern. Each year they run an Advent blog called, “Go to Bethlehem and See.” I encourage our IM readers to check it out. Today’s classic iMonk post is from the 2006 […]

Saturday Ramblings 12.3.11

Wow! It’s December already? Just last week it was November. Next you’ll be telling me it’s 2012. Time is racing by. What say we sit back, relax, take it easy, and enjoy a batching of ramblings we swept up this week? Are you ready to ramble? By the way, Mr. Bones lost his way home […]

Repent It Forward

Advent season was designed to be a season for repentance, which begs questions like, “What is repentance?” or “How do I repent?” and “How does repentance prepare me for Jesus’ coming?” Sometimes when I hear about repentance, I don’t hear much grace and I don’t see much Jesus. It’s more about examining myself, focusing on […]


So this morning I wrote about why I need Advent, the real Advent, a real season of preparing my heart for the coming of the Savior. But I don’t mean I want to go about solemn-faced and somber for four weeks. I would have trouble doing that for four minutes. No, I want to enter […]