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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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Guest Post Christmas Greetings from Roofs for the Roofless

Savrithri Devanesen was a contributor to Kathy Eddy and my 1995 book Gifts of Many Cultures. By that time, the work that she and her husband Chandran started in Chennai had already changed so many lives. Always she has sent … Continue reading

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Jesus is a bottle baby

Psalm 56:8, You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your record? God, I know we’ve already checked off — Blue Christmas service for people who are sad, lonely, depressed, and … Continue reading

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Christmas Day — A Guest Post from David Beebe

Thanks to David for this gift! Dispatch “The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight.” – Phillips Brooks Held between earth and heaven clouds obscure the sky. A chill wind rises from the Great Sea … 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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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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