Monthly Archives: November 2007

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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purifying preparation

It’s amazing how several themes can mix together… Hope can be involved with waiting, which involves patience, which involves suffering.  We started with the idea of suffering (tears) being a “door” to Advent, and we couldn’t have been far off … Continue reading

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Holding Hands can boost your immune system

We keep going back to last year’s Advent posts, and finding neat things that bear repeating.  The one for today is about an article from Focus on the Family, where they refer to the “Touch Research Institute”.  Are you surprised … Continue reading

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tears: a sign of Hope

The Mom still remembers an episode of Touched by an Angel, where there was a hardened, bitter soldier; who near the end, was crying in agony about his inner rottenness.  It was a beautiful thing.  You see, he was now … 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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the hard part first

The doorway into Advent must begin with tears, it must.  So. many. have lost loved ones, just recently.  Three in our own church, in the last 3-4 weeks!  (Others in our extended family, others on our friends’ list…)  They simply … Continue reading

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Coming…

PREPARATIONS FOR THE KING!! Waiting, hoping, expecting… There are so many things to do to get ready–we must have everything just right…  and they won’t be “just right” unless, among all the busy-busy, we take some on-purpose moments of sitting … Continue reading

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Look outside!

In the cold, early morning light, we sit watching.  There are just enough clouds for the backdrop of pink-changing-yellow; more leaves have fallen on top of the snow, and the last hangers-on are now limp and pale.  How often do … Continue reading

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