Text: Haggai 1:15b-2:9 I am a sucker for movie musicals. A favorite of mine is Camelot. I can still hear Richard Burton as King Arthur faux-singing: A law was made a distant moon ago here:
July and August cannot be too hot.
And there's a legal limit to the snow here
In Camelot. The winter is forbidden till December
And exits March the second on the dot.
By order, summer lingers through September
In Camelot. In short, there's simply not A more congenial spot
Text: Matthew 24:36-44; Romans 13:11-14 Thanksgiving is over. December has arrived and for most people the Christmas countdown is on. As for me, I have been on a quiet countdown to Advent long before the first leaf started to fall. It is hard to blame those who ignore Advent. It is a tough season to sell, with no “Black Friday” or “Cyber Monday” sales, a season filled with bizarre images and even more bizarre language. How can one flickering candle compete with the seductive