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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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God be within you

“God For Us, God With Us, God Within Us At first God was the God for us, our protector and shield. Then, when Jesus came, God became the God with us, our companion and friend. Finally, when Jesus sent his … Continue reading

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to be seen and acknowledged

Someone clued me in to Henri Nouwen’s daily email, and of course, I love it! (I’ll try to remember to add it to my links over there.>) The current theme in the very short devotionals, is “hiddenness”. Most of Jesus’ … Continue reading

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Little Christmas

Oh my, this is almost as bad as Daniel’s Star Wars characters pointing guns at the heads of Mary & Joseph, in one of their Nativity sets! ;) You see, in order to put the tea-light candle in this rustic-style … Continue reading

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Joy is the serious business of heaven. (CS Lewis)

Well, it almost killed me, but last week’s busy-activity DID get done! You see, since we have whittled down our gift-giving, it mostly gets left until the “last minute”… so it was a longish day of shopping. AND I even … Continue reading

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The kind of power that invites intimacy…

It’s interesting how one devotional can be so much "more" than another. Meaning, it seems to have so much more depth… or something. We couldn’t tell you why. Maybe it just means more to certain people at certain times. Hopefully … Continue reading

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Fourth Day of Christmas… unwelcome company?

Today’s theme is people.  Amazing species, those.  Such a huge variety–many more varieties than us cats, I think!  If you consider the Christmas Story, there were poor people, kings, smelly shepherds, religious people…  Today there are educated, ignorant, loud smart … Continue reading

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It’s nothing like I knew before, and it’s all I need to know..

FROM a Henri Nouwen Advent devotional: “…now is the acceptable time… now is the day of salvation!” (2 Cor. 6:2) Jesus came in the fullness of time. He will come again in the fullness of time. Wherever Jesus Christ is, … Continue reading

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