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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 7

And sometimes the wonder is hard to find, because of small boys and coughs and 4 hours sleep. Some days you wander through in a haze, living purely each moment as it comes. Smiles from the eldest at Pump track … Continue reading

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Advent 5

Tonight I read Son1 the story of Pandora’s Box (the child friendly one). The end hit me all over again. A tiny creature called Hope is left at the bottom of the box. Hope is then let loose into the … Continue reading

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Time for another roundup of our weeks…

It’s Friday. The small ones are engrossed in tv and I’m in a positive kinda mood (must be that happy point of the month). I don’t think I’ve written anything since half term. November is moving by too fast. The … Continue reading

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Advent 24

We’ve made it. Just one more sleep until the day itself. And then. Well. Back to normality. Hopefully a bit more aware of hope, wonder and a birth, life, death and more that is still making waves across the world. … Continue reading

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Advent 10

It’s Song Sunday again 🙂 This isn’t an Advent song at all. It was going to be our last song after my sermon at church this morning. Sadly time ran out and although we managed to listen to the excellent … Continue reading

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Advent 6

(From a grumpy tired place. But I am forcing myself to recall the wonder. Rather than just crawl under the duvet at the end of this day). On a gloomy December day. Barely any light around. I write of light … Continue reading

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Advent 5

Walking out of the door after a less than harmonious getting ready for school time. Asking. Asking for the wonder. Praying with the boys as they hurtle down the hill. Asking. Asking for help. Reading with others of a God … 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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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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