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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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Blessings for Christmas from South Africa and Aotearoa

Beverley Osborn of Aotearoa sent this her Christmas card:  Eight hundred years ago, Hildegarde of Bingen said, “Every creature glistens and glitters as a mirror of divinity.” After a night of storms — sleep broken by the sound of lashing … Continue reading

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Christmas comes, 2016

Christmas comes to Maria and Iris and Rosa waiting for deportation at the Strafford County House of Correction, and ninety-seven year old Helen in hospice who used to jump with a parachute until she was eighty. It comes to the … Continue reading

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Two Christmas poems from Heather Kelly

Heather Kelly of Aotearoa / New Zealand sends these poems to share. Paua Shell Christmas. I wish you a Paua Shell Christmas…… Refreshment of the greens of the forest; Renewal of the blues of the ocean; Energising of the purples … 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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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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A Question of Fear … for the Christmas season, from Aotearoa

During these twelve days and nights of Christmastide, I celebrate by sharing some of the lovely writing which has been coming to me … and inviting more words. Thank you to Erice Fairbrother of Aotearoa for the call to us … Continue reading

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