Tag Archives: Advent 2017

A Christmas Carol — Christmas Eve

“He went to church and walked about the streets and watched the people hurrying to and fro … and found he took pleasure in it all.”A Christmas Carol  God, I haven’t missed it – the listening to Luke’s stories, fruitcake … Continue reading

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Advent — December 23, 2017

(“But he was very light to carry, and his father loved him so, that it was no trouble, no trouble.” Emily Cratchit speaking of her husband Bob and the death of her son Tim in one vision of the Ghost … Continue reading

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Advent — December 22 — Jacob Marley

God, thank you for the jacob marleys in my life, the people who warn me because of their tough times and their mistakes. Many of mine sit in church basements in a circle of chairs and live by twelve steps … Continue reading

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Advent — December 21, 2017, the Solstice

God, you find the Tiny Tim inside of everyone — both brokenness and courage. We are absolutely vulnerable and marvelously strong, each needing a circle of love — the corner by the fire, the friend, the family — and also … Continue reading

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Advent — December 19, 2017, A curmudgeon’s chance

God, this draped, warning ghost, of Christmas yet to come is one of my favorite fictions, for it comes to me. It comes to me. It comes to me – it’s not too late! It’s you who come to old … Continue reading

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Advent — December 17, 2017

This week we turn now to the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come who shows Ebenezer Scrooge the possibility of the death of Tiny Tim for the want of his intervention with kindness. God, your pointing finger moves to write … Continue reading

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Advent — December 16, 2017

You are the Host of Christmas Present, and you say “look upon me,” the television commercials with new cars wrapped in bows, tragedy and desperation in South Sudan, a loss of net neutrality, a Democratic win in Alabama, and a … Continue reading

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