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God With You

Genesis 28:10-22 Jacob, having tricked his father Isaac into blessing him over and above his brother Esau, is now on the run. He is in fear for his life as his brother has vowed to kill him for what he … Continue reading

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Rely on God

Genesis 45:1-28 It goes without saying, Joseph is a model of faithfulness for anyone who faces trouble in their life. His brothers became jealous and angry that their youngest brother was their father Jacob’s favorite. So intense was there jealousy, … Continue reading

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I Am With You

Genesis 28:10-22 Jacob, having tricked his father Isaac into blessing him over and above his brother Esau, is now on the run. He is in fear for his life as his brother has vowed to kill him for what he … Continue reading

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To Be Blessed and Blessing

Genesis 12:1-4 It is true that, because of modern marvels in technology and transportation, our world is becoming a smaller place. People often pick up and go here and there, move from one place to another and sometimes settle in … Continue reading

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Deliverance

Genesis 9:1-17 In the days of Noah, the evil nature of mankind had taken over every aspect of life causing God to pass judgment upon the world He once called good. Beginning with Adam and Eve’s banishment from the garden … Continue reading

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Beginning the Season of Advent

Genesis 1:1-3 Have you seen something wonderful today? Have you noticed the beauty of God’s creation all around you? The world we live in is filled with beautiful things, trees, lakes, rivers, animals; the list goes on. All of these … Continue reading

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Walking in Darkness

Isaiah 9:2-7 When the Word of the Lord came to the prophet Isaiah, he spoke to a people who, much like those of our busy and difficult times, were caught up in the struggle against earthly powers. Living in exile, … Continue reading

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O Come, Emmanuel

Isaiah 7:13-16, Matthew 1: 18-25 With this last antiphon our expectation finds joy in the certainty of fulfillment. We call Jesus by one of the most personal and intimate of his titles, Emmanuel, which means “God with us.” Recalling, through … Continue reading

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O King of Nations

Isaiah 28:16, Ephesians 2:10-16, Matthew 21:42-43 As you look upon photographs of the earth taken from outer space, you should notice something of significance. Between the nations, one cannot distinguish borders. Only those boundaries formed by natural means, such as … Continue reading

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O Radiant Dawn

Isaiah 60: 1-6, Luke 1:76-79 The title for the fifth antiphon of the Christmas Octave is translated in several ways. Morning star, Dayspring, Rising sun, Radiant dawn; each beautifully expresses the illustration of light shattering the darkness of night. In … Continue reading

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