Tag Archives: Malcolm Guite

Deep peace of the shining stars

On a wall of 20 Hills Cottage, that most hospitable of places, Hannah displays a prayer from Iona: The deep peace of the water, air, earth, and heavens are gathered up in the Son of Peace, the source from whom … Continue reading

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A Candlemas liturgy

Some years ago, we settled upon February 2 as the date we would celebrate the end of the Christmas season. Not because it is Groundhog Day in the United States (!), but because it marks the feast day of Candlemas … Continue reading

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Ring out, wild bells

For Advent and Christmas this year, Candace and I again are reading aloud together through Malcolm Guite, Waiting on the Word, a collection of poems and essay reflections. On New Years Day, Malcolm Guite calls our attention to the “ring … Continue reading

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Feast of the Annunciation

In the church calendar March 25 is the Feast of the Annunciation, the annual remembrance of Gabriel’s message to Mary according to the gospel of Luke 1:26-38. Here’s a carol that tells the story from Moya Brennan’s wonderful Christmas album, … Continue reading

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14 books on a deserted island

Russell Moore asks what 12 books one would want to have near if one were stranded on a deserted island for the rest of one’s life. I can’t do it. For me, 14 is the minimum! So here are my … Continue reading

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Poetry for Christmas and Easter

Last spring, Candace and I read aloud Malcolm Guite’s anthology, Word in the Wilderness: A Poem a Day for Lent and Easter. We found the poems deeply moving, and Malcolm’s essays opened them up for us both as literature and … Continue reading

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Where else but in a library?

“But in a library, you can count yourself as king of infinite space. You can find a spell for the refreshment of the spirit in every story you read, and every story can be something you live. There’s one sense … Continue reading

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