Monthly Archives: December 2014

Christmas Presence is the BEST Christmas Present!

This truth (from the title) was truly amplified for me yesterday, as we had my family here for Christmas Dinner. I’m quite sure people all over the continent were enjoying this type of presence-present. It’s also a way of describing … Continue reading

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fresh and celebrating

Have you had your cat video fix lately? A couple of days ago, during some unhappy moment or other, I found myself saying “I need a cat video!” Apparently, cats are the most looked-at thing on the internet. No wonder, … Continue reading

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This week’s word is…

When I woke up at 4 this morning, it seemed like a great opportunity to plug headphones into my iphone and play that one seasonal CD that I haven’t had a chance to hear yet this year. Remember the nature-sound … Continue reading

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Relax

The remaining days before Christmas are now very carefully planned out… and suddenly here I am with some extra time! Well, about 45 minutes, anyway. Maybe I should be wrapping some gifts, but Santa has cut down a fair bit … Continue reading

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Shiny Star

The most amazing thing from last night’s Small Group party, is that my son Sam–he himself–was the very one (no one else was able to) who led all 18 of us in singing (yes, I said singing) his favourite Christmas … Continue reading

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He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother

We’ve been through two words for Advent: Peace–“on earth Peace, good will toward men”, peace with God, peace and quiet, peaceful times, “May the Peace of Christ be with you”–and Come, including all the invitations for Christmas parties & dinners, … Continue reading

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It’s not all about Eating; however…

What an excellent idea to “Simplify” around Christmas; my problem is, there isn’t anything I really want to give up. Take this glorious list, for example: Today – family coming to stay the weekend (more people to exclaim over our … Continue reading

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in which there is no Point

Do you ever feel like you’ve read everything there is to read, and said everything there is to say? I’ve said it ALL, so all you have to do now is go back and read what I’ve written already, for … Continue reading

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Come, shine!

The translation of the word “Advent” is “Coming”. At the same time that we celebrate Christ’s first Coming, we look forward to his second Coming. But my word for this week is “Come”. This is a season full of invitations–to … Continue reading

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the Prince of Peace

It occurs to me that the way to Peace, is to start with not-peace. Just like you can’t really have forgiveness without confession, you can’t enjoy the gift until you receive it and actually unwrap it (ever feel like you … Continue reading

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