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Advent — December 12 / Dia de Guadelupe

(In A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge is taken by the Ghost of Christmas Present to see the Christmas Day celebration of his nephew Fred whose invitation he turned down as a waste of time.) God, forgive me the invitations I … Continue reading

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Advent — December 11, 2017

(In A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge is taken by the Ghost of Christmas Present to witness the unexpected happy Christmas of those he considers unfortunate) God, show me cratchitt chrismases all around me. Show me people who choose joy, even … Continue reading

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Second Sunday in Advent, December 10, 2017

In this shortest of all Advents, two weeks left, old Dickens and his Christmas Carol seem to be calling me. Such a simple thing — this week learning from the Ghost of Christmas Present. And what would a season with … Continue reading

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Advent — December 9, 2017

God, for reminders from the past — the jacob marleys we see in door knockers, the therapy we work with, inventories we make, journals we re-visit, childhood names we “friend,”– and all the healing they bring, we thank you. From … Continue reading

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Advent — December 8, 2017, Jerusalem

In a long Christmas past, three who were wise, three star-followers went to Jerusalem and they were told – this is not the place. In our day, the wisest we have in this country and others are saying of Jerusalem … Continue reading

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Advent wreath for California

God, this year I offer a new Advent wreath. The circle is your love for people in California and in each place for a candle, we pour a cup of water. . The first cup is an easing of wind, … Continue reading

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Advent — December 7, 2017

(In A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge is taken by the Ghost of Christmas Past to remember choosing business success over love and family) God, if I am visited by the Ghost of Christmas (Priorities) Past, I will have some sad … Continue reading

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