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Advent 24

Last blog of wonder. Christmas Eve. Baking Running Gingerbread people Team talk on the sofa through the eldest nerves and worries about Christmas Day. Watching a good stomp on the downs help clear his head. Hanging out with friends who … Continue reading

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Advent 23

I’m not ever going to stop banging on about this whole light in the darkness thing. Not even after Christmas when we put the nativity characters away for another year. The light is still needed. We can’t ever put that … Continue reading

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Advent 22

Almost there. “God with man is now residing” “Lo, within a manger lies He who built the starry skies” (Nothing more to be said. The one who made the stars walks amongst us. And that changes everything.)

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Advent 21

The shortest day. The darkness is deep. The light short and fleeting. But… “The Light shines on in the darkness, and the darkness did not understand it or overpower it or appropriate it orabsorb it [and is unreceptive to it].“ “The people walking in darkness have … Continue reading

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Advent 20

And most days it’s about the ordinary. Up at 5.30 with overexcited grumpy small ones. Making cookies. Pottering around a National Trust property with the rest of the Middle Class masses of small people, because, snow dogs. Hot chocolate in … Continue reading

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Advent 16

Christmas Nativity. Watching Elf. Singing Joy to the World twice in one day. Slowly falling apart. Because it appears I can.

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Advent 13

Crisp sunny winters day. Run in the sun. Walk talking to my Maker. Warming soup. Afternoon nap. Another day of life down here. Yet still my heart cries loud: Come Lord Jesus Come. There is too much that is broken. … Continue reading

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