The Coming of the Lord is Near


A sincere and heartfelt thank-you to our sister in Christ Christine Sine for this Advent meditation. Inspired/thirsting to take more time away from the busy-ness of the holiday season and focus upon the Christ of Christmas?  I’d encourage you to take a few minutes to visit these three sites:

  1. Christine Sine’s Godspace
  2. Following the Star (HT Arlene).
  3. Susan Boyle, Handel’s Messiah, Silent Monks & God’s Good Intentions for Our Redemption (By Lael Arrington,, December 4th, 2009)

If you have particular Advent meditations/reflections which you’d desire to bless others with (books, weblinks, one’s you’ve written), please share them with us as together we celebrate The Coming of the Lord.

12/5/2012 8:15 AM. Editors note: For ESN’s developing Advent archive click here.

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Tom Grosh IV

Tom enjoys daily conversations regarding living out the Biblical Story with his wife Theresa and their four girls, around the block, at Elizabethtown Brethren in Christ Church (where he teaches adult electives and co-leads a small group), among healthcare professionals as the South Central PA Area Director for the Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA), and in higher ed as a volunteer with the Emerging Scholars Network (ESN). The Christian Medical Society / CMDA at Penn State College of Medicine is the hub of his ministry with CMDA. Note: Tom served with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship / USA for 20+ years, including 6+ years as the Associate Director of ESN. He has written for the ESN blog from its launch in August 2008. He has studied Biology (B.S.), Higher Education (M.A.), Spiritual Direction (Certificate), Spiritual Formation (M.A.R.), Ministry to Emerging Generations (D.Min.). To God be the glory!

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