Category Archives: Christmas

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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“like a tree…”

All the “rites of Spring” are slowly getting checked off the list: purse cleaned out and switched to fanny-pack style; we’ve had the first bbq of the season; I’ve been going around in bare feet quite a bit; it’s almost … Continue reading

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True, and Lovely

Man, I sure wish it would rain, so I could get some work done. NOT! If it rains, it means I have to work… who wants that! Nah, I’d rather sit here and let you see on the outside, what’s … Continue reading

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yet we may be broken

OY, this is such great stuff! I usually use that term to refer to scripture, but this poem is using scripture. In fact, the title is a quote from Malachi 3:2–“…for who can endure the day of his coming?” The … Continue reading

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for your own good

OK, so this is kind of a Christmas poem… but not really. It could also be considered Easter… too much to ask it seemed too much to ask of one small virgin that she should stake shame against the will … Continue reading

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Tenth Day of Christmas

I’m not sure how many of these there are, but we must have done this with Sam for about 10 years when he was little: And if it wasn’t giving to the Angel Tree (you pick a prisoner’s child anonymously … Continue reading

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God in a baby suit?

Read something interesting this morning (I let my newsletters build up, and then spend some time reading a bunch of them at one sitting). It’s difficult for us to grasp how Jesus can be fully God and fully human at … Continue reading

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Happy Second Day of Christmas!!

To continue with some more Christmas Eve memories, after the service comes the party. This is where I got all the hugs; although I did almost fall on top of an old friend at church while hugging Marg W., and … Continue reading

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The Moment of the Year

Hmmm…. maybe it’ll take 12 days just to say everything I feel like saying, after last night! I just want to write down all the lovely things so that I can keep them forever. First of course, our Christmas Eve … Continue reading

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To make you think slowly ;)

Hard. To be expectant with that wonderful miracle of life growing, bulging inside, And not be able to tell everyone!   So hard. Knowing the more-than-miracle that it is, Answer to a more-than-9 month expectancy for daughter Israel– for the … Continue reading

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