Monthly Archives: December 2014

New Year’s Poem, for anyone who has a friend in a Memory Loss Unit “Auld Lang Syne”

Should old acquaintance be forgot the story, face and name, through loss of years — both joys and tears – yet we shall be the same. From old acquaintance and from new – CNA, PT, and nurse, one single touch … Continue reading

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If Paul directed the Christmas pageant

How Paul’s advice would have emerged if he directed a Christmas pageant (instead of practicing a homiletic style that puts teenagers to sleep in second story windows) Rejoice in God always, again I will say – eat the cookie, hang … Continue reading

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Three Poems for Christmas from Aotearoa

Three poems in very different moods from Beverley Osborn for our Christmas morning!  May yours be a blessed one. What a Surprise! The world headlines blazon disaster,misery, despair, hatred and hunger, but we sing our Christmas songs of hope, joy, … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Promise

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 This year my Advent daily prayers shared here have been for children – many different children, the child in me, the child in you. And now for you – wassail! God, this you know … These … Continue reading

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Advent prayers for children of those in law enforcement

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 God I pray for children of those in law enforcement — Some mourn parents fallen in the line of duty this year, last year or many years ago. Some cringe at cheap stereotypes. Hurting or angry, … Continue reading

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Prayer for the child in me

Monday, December 22, 2014     God, I pray for the kid the ghost of Christmas past shows me all this long journey through my scrooge, grinch, can’t-hear-the-bell-anymore reflection. I pray for how being a kid hurt so much I … Continue reading

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Advent prayer — for children of thunder

Sunday, December 21, 2014 God, I pray for children of thunder the Boanerges with the juvie record and tats where the sun don’t shine, the boy with booze in his locker, the girl whose mouth could strip the paint off … Continue reading

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