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Advent — December 20, 2017, Ghost or Gabriel?

God, I am never sure if they are ghosts or angel-messengers that visit. They could tap the calendar in any place — the Ghost of Valentines Past would be a hard visit, and the Ghost of Easter Yet to Come … Continue reading

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Advent — December 18, 2017

  (In A Christmas Carol, the Ghost of Christmas Yet to come shows Scrooge a pawn shop where in one possible future the sheets and curtains of his bed and the clothes he died in would be sold)   God, it’s … Continue reading

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Advent — December 5, 2017

(In A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge is taken by the Ghost of Christmas Past to a Christmas party thrown by his first employer Fezziwig) Lover of parties, good food and holiday decorations, who strung the first and biggest outdoor light … Continue reading

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Advent, 2017 First Sunday in Advent, December 3, 2017

In this shortest of all Advents, three weeks only, old Dickens and his Christmas Carol seem to be calling me. Such a simple thing — a week learning from the Ghost of Christmas Past and a week with the Ghost … Continue reading

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Evening prayer for Lent

Katherine Burgess, of Quebec City, Canada, wrote this prayer in February and I asked to publish it as an evening prayer for Lent. You may want to pray it tonight as we move into Lent or tomorrow evening after Ash … Continue reading

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