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why is TODAY Epiphany?

This isn’t going to be the type of intellectual discussion that you might think:  today is Epiphany (“to show, to reveal”, “the Season of Light”) because: We took the Tree down, and there is much more light coming through (of … Continue reading

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get down, get dirty

The theme for this day last year, says “Dirt, Animals”… excuse me?  Why do those two have to go together?  Couldn’t we just naturally move from “people” (yesterday’s theme), to “animals”?  There may not be AS large a variety of … Continue reading

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what’s your hurry?

The thing about enjoying a sleep-in on Saturdays, is that everyone is up & talking and it’s hard to concentrate on what you want to post!  However, the daylight is strong now, so that we can see to copy some … Continue reading

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…SURPRISE!!

Surprise is an important part of all the joy that goes around at Christmas time.  That’s why we so love to wrap things up, keep it a secret until Christmas morning.  How triumphant we are about finding a gift for … Continue reading

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desire that leads to joy

Do you think of God as having desire?  He not only went to such fantastic lengths to restore our fellowship with Himself, but He pursues us, woos us, until we turn to Him in response.  To think that He actually … Continue reading

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simple gifts–the best gifts

Remember that Jesus said the person who gives a glass of water in His name (meaning, with the right attitude), would not lose his/her reward.  The Mom will always remember how precious that glass of water was, one day many … Continue reading

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Embracing Powerlessness

That was the title of our sermon yesterday, and it is also what’s talked about in the latest Nouwen Advent devotional for today, which is titled “God ‘Unmasks The Illusion Of Power’”.  Talk about great nuggets of truth contained just … Continue reading

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mothering, and the question of sacrifice

Do people think about the daily sacrifices they make?  Do you?  Like pulling yourself out of bed in the morning, to start.  And dragging yourself in to work.  After all, you could just live on the street (move to a … Continue reading

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THE [Seasonal] Television Special

That was the title for the post about this last year, and it matches one of our friends saying it’s the only Christmas special she watches.  It’s everyone’s favourite “flop”:  the famous Tree that fell over (that’s the tree The … Continue reading

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Anticipation

Waiting… as November wanes, we can hardly wait to get out the decorations. As December begins, children can hardly wait to see what will be under the tree for them. Parents and friends can’t wait to see how surprised their … Continue reading

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