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Advent 24

Happy Christmas one and all! Today the wonder was fairly easy to find, a sun filled freezing walk at Cuckmere Haven, a browse in a book shop, a snooze after lunch, a walk with an excellent friend around the block, … Continue reading

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Advent 23

I trace the wonder through the day: it was found in finding myself awake for a planning chat with my excellent colleagues, in getting out to some very quiet National Trust joy, in the blue sky and big clouds, in … Continue reading

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Advent 22

As we approach the strange wonder of Christmas Day I am reminded again and again that the wonder is always found in the deeper magic, the story that goes back to the dawn which tells of the dawn to come. … Continue reading

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Advent 21

And we’ve done it, 10 days in our house. Tomorrow we get to go somewhere. I’m not really sure I want to go anywhere, but the option is there at least. Today the wonder came in the gentle rhythm of … Continue reading

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Advent 20

Today the wonder came through our two Christmas services, despite the strangeness of not being physically present at either of them it was beautiful to have such a light relief joy fest in the morning. Tonight it was odd but … Continue reading

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Advent 19, the one with the wedding anniversary…

It’s that time of year where I get to say that we used to look like this:  And now we look like this:  And somehow 11 years have gone by, over a decade of adventuring through the ups and downs … Continue reading

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Advent 18

It’s getting harder… I’m frustrated and fed up today. In the small pockets where I wasn’t frustrated and fractious I managed to give the talk for our Christmas Day service on our doorstep, a talk that reminded me that I … Continue reading

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Advent 17

Tonight I write from a tired and slightly fed up with isolation space. It feels hard to dig for the wonder and yet as my mind floats over the day I know it was there. It was there in moments … Continue reading

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Advent 16

We made it over the hump day of our lockdown time (all being well…) 5 more days to go. The wonder came in swirls after a long crazy night with an unsettled youngest. But it was there. It came in … Continue reading

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Advent 15

I think today I got some feels about Advent, about this Christmas time. The last few weeks have been full of illness and now lockdown and nothing has felt like ‘Christmas’ at all (to borrow a line). Today though I … Continue reading

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