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Advent 3

The wonder today found this morning in these delicious words from Scott Cairns, read in my book of Advent Poetry collected by Malcolm Guite. Annunciation by Scott Cairns Deep within the clay, and O my people very deep within the wholly … Continue reading

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Advent 3

I think this picture encapsulates the distant search for wonder at times, the ways in which wonder can be elusive, far away on the horizon, and yet the very distance of it brings it somehow closer and in a deeper … Continue reading

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Advent 2

Today the wonder was found in the gentle return to the rhythm of work, in slow typing, in a beautiful work team and the bittersweet reality that zoom means we can see each other but not be with each other, … Continue reading

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Advent 1

Day one of the search for wonder in this spacious land before Christmas comes. Found in the return of our Advent Calendar to our walls. I love the piecing together of the jigsaw each year, the glint in son1’s eyes … Continue reading

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Advent 2020. A different kind of Advent, same Emmanuel to walk with us…

And so Advent slowly silently slips into the room. Yesterday we put our Christmas Tree up, I think the earliest we have ever done that. Yesterday I shed tears for the lack this year, for the grief, for the difference … Continue reading

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Advent 24

Christmas Eve. Slightly, maybe, more than ever, I’ve not felt the Christmas vibe. I think that’s because really at this time of year all I want to do is hibernate, read books, drink red wine and wait out the winter. … Continue reading

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Advent 23

And breathe. In and out. In and out. Slowly. In and out. One more day to get through for the small overtired ones. One more day until we remember the heart of this story we are all part of, a … Continue reading

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Advent 22

Lots of my favourite carols this morning: Angels from the realms of glory, Wing your flight o’er all the earth; Ye who sang creation’s story, Now proclaim Messiah’s birth Come and worship, Come and worship, Worship Christ, the newborn King! Shepherds, … Continue reading

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Advent 21

The shortest day. When you and your family have hit the wall of extreme tiredness. Incredibles 2. Masterchef. Library. Counting Christmas lights on the way home from the Library. Weary bones. Grateful of reminders that into the deepest dark the … Continue reading

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Advent 20

The wonder: 30 hours to ourselves thanks to the amazing grandparents doing school runs and an overnight with the boys. Star Wars, spa treatments, cocktails, reminiscing about the last 10 years, amazing food, quiet reading time, the sanctuary of home after being … Continue reading

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