• December 11: Camels

    Matthew 2.1 – 12 Traditionally, the Magi are depicted on camels who helped them traverse the land and carry their supplies and gifts. With what do you travel, and who or what helps you bear the load? (post your comments below or on our facebook page @bandonpresbyterian) “We three kings of...

  • December 10: Magi

    Matthew 2.1 – 12 The Magi saw the star at its rising, and followed it in order to pay homage to the King of the Jews. What gift do you bring to the manger and what journey is required to offer it? (post your comments below or on our facebook...

  • December 9: Star

    Matthew 2.1 – 12 A brilliant star hung over Bethlehem, marking the place where Jesus was to be born. It led the wise men and the shepherd girls to Jesus. What signs lead you to the divine?  (post your comments below or on our facebook page @bandonpresbyterian) “This star drew nigh...

  • December 8: Holly

    Psalm 148 Holly, with its green foliage and bright red berries provide stark contrast to the barrenness of winter. What in your life feels abloom? (post your comments below or on our facebook page @bandonpresbyterian) “The holly and the ivy, now both are full well grown. Of all the trees...

  • December 7: Bells

    Psalm 98.4-6 Bells often ring from churches as a reminder of Sunday worship, or special holidays like Christmas. What refocuses you on the sacred? (post your comments below or on our facebook page @bandonpresbyterian) “Hark how the bells, sweet silver bells, all seem to say, throw cares away. Christmas is here,...

  • December 6: Joseph

    Mathew 1 1-20 Upon finding out about Mary’s pregnancy, Joseph must decide whether or not to continue their engagement. What decisions bear heavily upon you? (post your comments below or on our facebook page @bandonpresbyterian) “Saint Joseph, too, was by, to tend the Child; to guard him, and protect his mother...

  • December 5: Mary and Elizabeth

    Luke 1 38-45 Upon finding out she is pregnant, Mary visits her cousin Elizabeth who reassures Mary that God is present. With whom do you share your fears and joys and find comfort? (post your comments below or on our facebook page @bandonpresbyterian) “Comfort, comfort now my people; speak of peace:...

  • December 4: Angel Gabriel

    Luke 1.26 -38 The Angel Gabriel tells Mary she is pregnant, but also that she is favored by God and therefore not to fear. Who has been an important messenger of wisdom in your life?  (post your comments below or on our facebook page @bandonpresbyterian) “The angel Gabriel from heaven came,...

  • December 3: Mary

    Luke 1.26 – 56 When Mary became pregnant with Jesus she was but a young unmarried girl, and therefore very afraid. Of what are you fearful? (post your comments below or on our facebook page @bandonpresbyterian) “Come Thou long expected Jesus, Born to set Thy people free, From our fears and...

  • December 2: John the Baptist

    Matthew 3.1 – 12 John the Baptist was an unlikely and outcast figure, yet it was he who foretold of Jesus’ coming, and encouraged the community to live differently. Who has been a prophet to you, helping you look at life differently? (post your comments below or on our facebook page...