Tag Archives: Advent

On Darkness…

It’s been dark for way too long now. In the midst of the tinsel, the food isles, the sparkles and shiny The darkness creeps. We smile loud and long and yet the cracks appear. The darkness lurks. In the debt, … Continue reading

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Christmas is almost here…

And so we stumble on, term is almost over, the holidays have almost begun and we are more than ready for them. Today we had our Carol Service at church. We sang again those old old songs which tell of … Continue reading

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Zechariah and Elizabeth (Advent recycled)

I love the story of Zechariah and Elizabeth, if you have no idea what I’m talking about go away and read the whole of Luke chapter 1. Done it? Good. I love the images of this couple, serving away in … Continue reading

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Advent Prayer for a gloomy dark morning.

From the prayer book I use each day: “Everlasting God, it’s Advent once again. We’ve eagerly waited for change, but it appears little has happened. Expand in me the great hope that one day I will be raised from this … Continue reading

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Advent

Alright people, it’s advent. Advent is that brilliant time where we get to remember for a whole 24 days what the whole point of Christmas and, lets face it, life is. You might find a few adventy posts around here, … Continue reading

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Advent brings the meaning?

Lillan wrote a comment on one of my last posts questioning why there was a lack of meaning in the present if Jesus isn’t going to come back. Thinking about it made me write this blog post. It’s a good … Continue reading

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A new metaphor for life right now. And some advent :)

The explosion has gone off and slowly I’m being pieced back together, bits of me that remained from before have been glued back on, sometimes in strange places. New pieces are forming in the shape that makes up me and … Continue reading

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Advent continues…

A few posts ago I admitted I don’t really believe Jesus is going to come back.  It’s too weird to contemplate such a future.  My good Christian brain part of me knows the ‘right’ answer. God apparently is exercising patience … Continue reading

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Waiting for the dawn…

One of my favourite passages associated with Christmas is Isaiah 9. Recently I read it with some friends and the chapter before. It comes in the context of judgement, in the context of darkest of nights and a people warned … Continue reading

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Advent eh…

Advent is upon us. This year I won’t be attempting to write about it each day, I’m just about coping with life right now and don’t want to get over ambitious… I do, however,  want to make a real effort to … Continue reading

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