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Guest Post …. Hope by Karen Wallin Usas

During this year 2020, we all have seen many posts, satires, scary stories and cartoons displaying our anxiety as well as our dreams for a better tomorrow. I think the one word that stands out for me in all this … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve at the Epsom Circle McDonald’s and Other Poems

I am excited to announce my new seasonal book, Christmas Eve at the Epsom Circle McDonald’s and Other Poems. A few years ago I experienced a “bun and run” Christmas Eve at that New Hampshire establishment before rushing off to … Continue reading

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Caroling in a Coronavirus Time

Some of us may fear that caroling is not something we can do in this time. Think again! It is the visit and the music that is important for the recipient; it is the visiting and the music that is … Continue reading

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019 — Festivities of Joy — Lighting the Dark

God, for the kindness of lights I am so deeply grateful — for houses with discreet candles or a decorated tree in a window, others with bushes and trees festooned with nets of lights, (the wiggly icicles rimming eves don’t … Continue reading

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December 10, 2018 — prayer from “The Friendly Beasts”

Thus every beast by some glad spell, in the stable dark was glad to tell of the gift they gave Emmanuel, the gift they gave Emmanuel. “The Friendly Beasts,” 12th-century France, current English words, Robert Davis, 1920’s. (additional appreciation – … Continue reading

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Guest posting to begin Advent — Rosalie Sugrue and Bill Jones

Gifts I have received from Bill Jones include a hymn which uses all four of the Advent Sundays — Hope, Peace, Joy and Love. And from Rosalie Sugrue an antiphonal prayer to begin the season! Prayer of Approach (read antiphonally) … Continue reading

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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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