Monthly Archives: December 2007

DAY SEVEN (New Year’s Eve)

You probably know by now that The Mom is very emotional… well, you should see her at the break of a new year!  She gets SO excited, jumping for joy and making noise; then quietly wiping away a tear.  It’s … Continue reading

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DAY SIX (Colours)

Angels told the shepherds, and the shepherds told the villagers.  The place was packed, with Jews.  But later, people came from a far country. Angels, shepherds, villagers;Jews, Gentiles; Kings coming to see the Born-in-a-Barn… It not only “takes all kinds”, … Continue reading

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DAY FIVE (Dirt, 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.  Little … Continue reading

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DAY FOUR (People)

Visitors!  Not now.  I’m so tired.  Not them… anyone but them!  (Shepherds!) To have to straighten up, serve refreshments (after finding some!).  To have to make light, friendly conversation.  Then the cleaning up afterwards!-for uncouth, loud, acquaintances,-people who smell like … Continue reading

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DAY THREE (Physical)

RUNNING & FALLING(Dancing & jumping) From “rockin’ around the Christmas tree”    the night before,To jumping up and down in glee    the next morning.“Look what I got!!!”  They were so excited, they RAN. You would too,if you’d seen and heard what … Continue reading

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DAY TWO (Unreality)

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 lift … Continue reading

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DAY ONE (Reality)

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 … Continue reading

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sermon notes, and intro to 12 Days

Rob did a wonderful job last night, of helping us to think about the reality of Christmas–NOT being a Hallmark card.  Fittingly, our first themed post for the Twelve Days of Christmas (which we’re sneakily calling “The Feast of the … Continue reading

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Think about this:

It actually happened. I’m here with the others who saw the heavens testify… now I hang back in the shadows.  I want to come close, I want to know.  She sees me shivering here.  She smiles, and with a nod, … Continue reading

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There’s always so much in Rob’s sermons, I sometimes feel lazy when it comes to making notes about them!  Today he was talking about “The Beginning and The End”.  One scripture was the geneology in Matthew, and the other from … Continue reading

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