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Happy Christmas!

The Advent Calendar is complete, Happy Christmas to you all! (my yearly exception to exclamation marks is clearly Christmas Day!) 9 Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of … Continue reading

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A God who fell down, and cried, and was sad…

And so we’ve made it, to the last Sunday in Advent, to the end of term and the start of the holidays. We’ve made it to this strange land of Christmas. To be honest I’m not feeling it this year. … Continue reading

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Advent

It’s advent. That time of the year when we ponder again the mystery of Jesus coming as a baby and long for him to come again. As anyone who has been around these parts a while knows, I love and … Continue reading

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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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