Death and Christmas

Posted by Barbara Comito, Marketing Director Dec 28, 2018 2:56:53 PM

My dad died on December 12 of this year. His death was by no means a tragedy. He was 89 years old, had lived a full, meaningful life and died surrounded by people who loved him. It was, as deaths go, a good one. He knew Jesus as his personal Savior and must now be either sitting at his feet surrounded by the best version of easy listening or playing endless innings of heavenly baseball. 

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Stay with the Shepherd

Posted by Union Gospel Mission Dec 28, 2017 2:39:29 PM

UGM Resident Advisor Shane Morgan shared this message in chapel at our Men's Shelter this month. In reflection on the birth of Christ, Shane's childhood experience raising animals encourages us to stay with the flock and trust our Good Shepherd.

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Posted by Barbara Comito, Marketing Director Dec 19, 2017 7:54:00 PM

 A friend on Facebook recently posted a picture of her new wood flooring and her new granite countertops with the hashtag #blessed.

She’s expressing gratitude for God’s goodness and trying to avoid a boasting mentality. She’s giving credit to God for all that she has. I get it. And I don’t really mean to pick on her, but it started me thinking about blessing, about poverty, about Jesus.

 Jesus was poor. Jesus was a refugee. Jesus was homeless.

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A Broken Hallelujah: What has Christmas to do with Suffering?

Posted by Barbara Comito, Marketing Director Dec 23, 2016 1:29:28 PM

Love is not a victory march. It’s a cold and it’s a broken hallelujah. -Leonard Cohen

 By Barbara Comito, Director of Marketing

A young friend asked me the other day, “What do you say to someone who doesn’t believe in God because his past has been so wretched he doesn’t see any possibility for the existence of God?”

How could God – being, as we Christians claim, both all-good and all-powerful – allow for such tremendous suffering?


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No Place like UGM for the Holidays

Posted by Merrily Brast, Staff Writer Dec 22, 2015 3:09:41 PM

“What did Christmas look like in the past?”

“I never had a Christmas…I did growing up, I had Christmas cause my mom made it. But as I got deeper and deeper into my addiction, I didn’t care. Now, Christmas to me is totally different because it’s about Christ.”

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