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Peace 1914-2014

In Advent we are stirred to contemplate the mystery of the Incarnation in light of hope, peace, joy and love. This year, as we mark the centenary of the first world war, let us take hope by reflecting upon the … Continue reading

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Grateful

Thanksgiving Song At our Christmas feast, December 25, 2013, we were gathered with family from near and far in my parents’ home in northeast Missouri. Candace, Rachel, Hannah and Susanna worked up this arrangement of the “Thanksgiving Song,” by Mary … Continue reading

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Bruce Cockburn – love in a broken world

“Like a rock on the surface of a still river, causing ripples that go on forever, redemption rips through the surface of time in the cry of a tiny babe…”(Bruce Cockburn, “Cry of a Tiny Babe”) The Incarnation reveals the … Continue reading

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The Winter Hexagon

Index of Christmas holiday posts “He is wise in heart and mighty in strength… who alone stretched out the heavens and trampled the waves of the sea; who made the Bear and Orion, the Pleiades and the chambers of the … Continue reading

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The first Christmas gifts

Index of Christmas holiday posts In recent years I’ve prepared a core Christmas gift for a fairly large number of students, house guests, nieces and nephews. Last year it was copal (the precursor to amber) and the previous year it … Continue reading

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Welcome all wonders – Richard Crashaw on the Incarnation

Index of Christmas holiday posts One of my favorite classical Christmas CDs is Welcome All Wonders!, which includes a musical arrangement of my favorite Christmas poem. Ever since the girls were very young, whenever we have gathered together to light … Continue reading

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Earthrise: Christmas blessing from space

Index of Christmas holiday posts “Give us, O God, the vision which can see Your love in the world in spite of human failure. Give us the faith to trust Your goodness in spite of our ignorance and weakness. Give … Continue reading

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