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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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La celebración del Adviento 2017 (desde Puerto Rico)

I am deeply grateful to Pastor Wilma Quiñones Cubero for this celebration of Advent, 2017 written while using her cell phone in Puerto Rico (unable to connect using any other method due to the lack of electricity since hurricane Maria) Pastora … Continue reading

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Advent Wreath Candlelighting, Homage to Cláudio Carvalhaes

I was at an event at Union Theological Seminary a couple weeks ago called “Got Sermon.” It was pre-Advent (and there will be another one pre-Lent) One workshop was rituals of Lament for Advent from wonderful worship professor Cláudio Carvalhaes … Continue reading

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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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