Christmas

A Benediction for You

December 24, 2023
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Christmas at Home

December 21, 2023
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I’ll wrap him, warm with love,well as I’m able,In my heart stable.   Luci Shaw Pause before all that may wait for you today, whether a massive amount of cooking or a solitary meal, a journey, or settling in with a good book or a favourite show. Now, is the moment just after. All during Advent…

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A Christmas Tree Hymn

September 7, 2023
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O Christmas Tree, O Christmas TreeYour leaves are so unchangingO Christmas Tree, O Christmas TreeYour leaves are so unchangingNot only green when summer’s hereBut also when it’s cold and drearO Christmas Tree, O Christmas TreeYour leaves are so unchanging O Christmas Tree, O Christmas TreeYour lights they shine so brightlyO Christmas Tree, O Christmas TreeYour…

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Be Still as a Small, Warm Stone

December 24, 2016
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Two days ago a  woven box appeared on my table.  It was a mystery, delivered by someone unknown.  From it this small, round stone appeared.  The stone came wrapped in red, for Christmas, and also for warmth; a small, warm stone.  All through Advent I have come to prayer disposing myself to be still as…

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Starlight and Slippers

January 3, 2016
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  Matthew 2:1-12 There was an Epiphany that found me travelling home from a small town the other side of Toronto.  I carried, along with all my bags and books, the story of the magi that we heard today. Drawn by the motion of travel into an interior world, in my imagination the magi journeyed again; their…

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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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