Week 1 Advent Reflection

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The Sisters of the Living Word offer you these Advent Sunday reflections as we move into this new Church Year. Advent is a transition time, a transformation time. So much of our lives and world are in need of transformation today. Personally, nationally and globally there are so many situations moving us to consider differing …

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A Message of Gratitude

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Paul exhorts us, “In everything give thanks.”  1 Thes.5:18 There can be great blessing in giving thanks to God for everything!  The rain and snow, the cold and heat, the friends and opponents, days of great harvest and scarcity, etc. It is much more difficult when tragedy befalls us, and we are seeing plenty of …

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Advent Reflection – Week Four

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Week Four Advent Reflection  Micah 5: 1- 4 Psalm 80: 2,3, 15, 16, 18, 19 Hebrews 10: 5 – 10 Luke 1: 39 – 45 Written by Barbara Mass, SLW “Lord, make us turn to you; let us see your face and we will be saved.” That’s the Fourth Sunday Psalm Response. This last week …

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Advent Reflection – Week Three

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Zephaniah 3: 14-18 Psalm: Isaiah  12: 2-6 Philippians 4: 4-7 Luke 3: 10-18 Written by Luanne Wilhelm, SLW Revitalized Joy. This is what our SLW direction statement says is ours. It’s all of ours. Not just joy, but revitalized joy. This is what this week, indeed all of Advent, is about: Joy. Notice in both …

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Advent Reflection – Week Two

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Week Two Advent Reflection Written by Ruth Platte, SLW Baruch 5:1 – 9 Psalm 126: 1 – 6 Philippians 1: 4 – 6, 8 – 11 Luke 3:1 – 6 It never ceases to amaze me how creative my nieces and nephews are when they have to give “time outs” to their little ones in …

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