Monthly Archives: December 2006

DAY SEVEN (Royalty day)

New Year’s Eve Are you like me?  Do you allow the excitement to build, until it’s time to count down that final minute—and then jump up and down, screaming and kissing everyone in sight?  Then choke back the tears while … Continue reading

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DAY SIX (back-to-work day)

Mundane Jobs (Mary & Joseph have to present the Baby at the temple, for the tradition of circumcision) At times, the simplest jobs loom like Depressing Monsters.  Especially after exhausting holidays, or bouts of sickness. Some things can be put … Continue reading

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DAY FIVE (dirt day)

Animals It happens, it’s a part of life.  You can’t take a dog out for a walk without bringing along the plastic bag.  Yet people still own dogs.  You can’t plant a garden without getting dirty.  Stables need clean straw.  … Continue reading

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DAY THREE (‘physical’ day)

RUNNING & FALLING From “rockin’ around the Christmas tree”    the night before,To jumping up and down in glee    the next morning.“Look what I got!!!” Older ones may shed a tear          (like when my husband surprised me with a cruise one … Continue reading

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DAY TWO (Sky Day)

Star Ugly.  So plain, like an unwrapped box.  Have you ever torn off the wrapping paper, to reveal a box with labels that blare something like “Frozen Meatballs”, but of course you knew it wasn’t frozen meatballs (you hoped!)  You … Continue reading

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DAY ONE (Christmas Day)

It’s how things begin… Pain. Anguish. Darkness. Brooding. The Spirit was brooding over the face of the Deep… and then the Earth was born. A seed pushes up out of darkness. It is only in pain, that a child can be brought forth. And shame… even shame can … Continue reading

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MERRY CHRISt-MAS and remember:  it actually happened!

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CAT ON A MISSION

“When, Lord?  Since ancient times the prophets have proclaimed the promise; and the people keep asking:  When will we see it?” 1. WHEN “When are you going to stop ignoring me, Dee?  You are awake, I saw those eyes open … Continue reading

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TAG SUMMARY

For people getting in late on these Advent themes for the 4 weeks before Christmas: you can click on the theme in the “tag” section below (near the “mood” icon), and all the posts for that theme will be displayed.  … Continue reading

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Adoration

Take a moment to catch your breath, calm your wildly beating heart; pull your cloak tighter against the cold, come…I’m here with the othersWho saw the heavens testifyNow I hang back in the shadowsI want to come closeI want to … Continue reading

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