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How does this Silent Night change your life? Incarnations of Love Guest Post — Carol Hallman

        My many thanks to Carol Hallman for the gift of this poem which needs to be my December 24 prayer  — Incarnations of Love in the animals, in the song, in the prophecy and the reality … Continue reading

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Monday, December 23, 2019 — Incarnations of Love — Weddings

God, of so many incarnations of love, of Word made flesh so dearly, we celebrate elders and children, companion animals who have loved us into being human, dear old friends and the stranger whose face is reflected in a last-minute … Continue reading

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Sunday, December 22, 2019 — Incarnations of Love — Hanukkah

O Holy One, this is love — latkes and dreidels and sufganiyot, (that’s doughnuts to me), gelt and gifts and games, and certainly lighting the menorah in a season dominated by big pine trees. But mostly love is oil for … Continue reading

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Saturday, December 21, 2019 — Festivities of Joy — Your Favorite

  Emmanuel, one of us loves the tree best, and another the wreath on a front door. One of us loves curling up with a good murder mystery, romance novel or old familiar movie with a Christmas setting. One of … Continue reading

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Friday, December 20, 2019 — Festivities of Joy — Tinsel

God, I’ll tell children again that candy canes remind us of shepherds, and the star in the apple — of magi. I will nest boxes each wrapped with paper and ribbon so a couple kids can open each and find … Continue reading

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Thursday, December 19, 2019 — Festivities of Joy — Cookies

Emmanuel, no liturgy tonight because I’m baking — chocolate-mint pinwheels, anginetti, snickerdoodles, molasses cookies, macaroons (with red and green cherries) shortbread, anise drops, almond crescents, snowballs, GF peanut butter blossoms, with hershey kisses. Also sugar cookies cut in so many … Continue reading

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019 — Guest Post — Joy in the Mourning Litany

Joy and sorrow are two sides of the same koinonia. I am grateful to Rev. Dr. LL Kroouze DuBreuil for the gift or sharing this litany as a part of this Advent week of joy. It could be a part … Continue reading

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Sunday, December 15, 2019 — Festivities of Joy

The third week of Advent is the week of Joy and I reflect on how our cultural festivities touch us and, when they don’t kidnap the holiday from the holy, bring wonder, tenderness and grace into our lives. God, for … Continue reading

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Saturday, December 14, 2019 — Places of Peace — Donna Knutson, guest post

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In the conclusion of this second week of Advent when I let the Candle of Peace on the Advent wreath lead me into prayers for places of peace — places where we have found peace and places that need peace … Continue reading

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Friday, December 13, 2019 — Places of Peace — the gift of creation

God of the backyard tree and the beach at the end of the subway line, arroyo, pine forest, orange grove, the protected kauri, the national park, zen sand garden in a nursing home, the constellations, and, in places where stars … Continue reading

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