Advent

Advent Pause: Hope

December 1, 2023
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It’s Advent and perhaps you are not even ready to get ready for the mystery of Christmas. But perhaps you are longing. Perhaps you can find a candle or two to help you. Really, you are all that is necessary. You and your intention to pause, to be present, with intention, for Love. So wherever…

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Love and Long Nights

December 21, 2022
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  There are some mornings I wake with dread; things press in and I lie gathering my courage to drop under it all to where that terrible tension will be distilled in Love. This is the Advent week of Love.

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Portals to Joy

December 11, 2022
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What if I dive down under the distortion . . . I now know that it’s not only me who doesn’t always enter Advent gracefully.  Perhaps you’ve had your own less than elegant entry.Perhaps there’s been an entry that you’ve missed because it didn’t look the way you imagined Advent pause and practice should, deep…

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A Carol for the Longest Night

December 3, 2021
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Receiving the blue

November 28, 2021
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  This first morning of Advent I am filled with the sense of colour that is more than colour. It’s longing already tinged with fulfillment. I am infused with, wrapped in, the weightless, substance of blue. I am hushed and humbled and reverently haunted. I am a pool both fluid and still. 

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An Advent Hymn: new words for a familiar tune

December 7, 2017
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Advent words for Hark the Herald Angels Sing Listen to the angels sing News of coming joy they bring Hopes abandoned are restored In the ever-birthing Word

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Drawn through the Prophet’s Heart: An Advent Sermon

December 2, 2017
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The journey to God, Sufi Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee says, begins with “the homesickness of the heart, (you can find  Vaughn-Lee  speaking of Sufisim here https://goldensufi.org/a_interview_st.html Perhaps it begins like this pain in Isaiah’s heart,the pain that was in the heart of his people,He knew the people’s longing,their loneliness,the tiny piercing dart of emptiness,the pinpoint of absence…

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The Moment Just Before

December 23, 2015
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      This is the time of the liturgical colour blue, the colour of the night sky.. But it is almost the colour of pure celebration. You can see it, white and gold, approaching through the spare and longing branches.All during the last four Advent weeks, those who approach Christmas as a holy opening…

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