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Improv on THE END OF IT – the final scene in Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol

“Yes! and the bedpost is my own. The bed and the room are my own. Best and happiest of all, the time was … well, either one day or three hundred and sixty five days! What an abundance – either … Continue reading

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12 Days of Christmas … for dog lovers

On the first day of Christmas my human gave to me — a blanket as warm as can be! On the second day of Christmas my human gave to me – two balls to toss, and a blanket as warm … Continue reading

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Improv on White Christmas after the US Election

Today in the United States the Electoral College votes. The US presidential election, won by a resounding popular vote by Hilary Clinton, but lost to her because of the electoral system of allocating votes to states, gave the presidency to … Continue reading

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Christmas Women — Meditations for Advent — Reader’s Theatre

We continue the gift-giving from Thursday. Rosalie Sugrue sends this Advent or Christmastide reader’s theatre (our church did them one year the week after Christmas. This series is included in Gifts in Open Hands — More Worship Resources for the … Continue reading

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O Antiphons for Aleppo (or Halab)

The O antiphons begin on December 17, but first this poem by Richard Bott, naming so many more days, incarnate, cruciform. As of today – four years, four months, three weeks and four days. That’s how long the Battle of … Continue reading

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His fingers remember

(a true holiday story from the wonderful surprises that come from parish ministry, which are particularly precious to me in these last weeks) It’s a scroogy little half-coal holiday party in the Alzheimer’s unit — the real present is that … Continue reading

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Christmas is Ours Again and Christmas Halleluiah

I am so very pleased to be able to share a poem and a round by Philip Garside, a gifted poet and musician (and publisher) from Aotearoa / New Zealand. I share his words of introduction to the pieces: Read … Continue reading

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