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Emmanuel – {Advent}

"Peace on earth, goodwill to men" I don't know what your year has held. Perhaps like mine it has had its hard days amongst the good. But as we during these final few days of Advent look towards Christmas we get to celebrate that amongst the messy, the hard and the difficult, God is with us.… Continue reading Emmanuel – {Advent}

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Breath of Heaven – {Advent}

Life is busy and often all go. But several times a day, I have an "enforced" rest. A time when I sit, holding my little baby in my arms for his bottle. It is in these precious times that we will look into each other's eyes. I'll whisper words of love to him, share dreams and hopes. It's… Continue reading Breath of Heaven – {Advent}

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The Big Happy – {Advent}

"Just then, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. For behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people: Today in the City of… Continue reading The Big Happy – {Advent}

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Shalom – {Advent}

I love words. If I could collect words as much as I apparently collect handbags I would! But sometimes our English language lets us down. It just doesn't do justice to what we're trying to convey. In this second week of Advent I find that to be very much the case with the word peace. When… Continue reading Shalom – {Advent}

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Hopes & Fears – {Advent}

O little town of Bethlehem How still we see thee lie Above thy deep and dreamless sleep The silent stars go by Yet in thy dark streets shineth The everlasting Light The hopes and fears of all the years Are met in thee tonight I'm sure all of us hold many hopes for the future. Dreams… Continue reading Hopes & Fears – {Advent}

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Preparation – {Advent}

The Christmas Season is upon us. Most of the season will be spent in preparation for the celebration of Christmas day. The purchasing of presents, the gathering of food, the decorating of our homes. Today in my household the furniture is being rearranged to make room for the Christmas tree to be put up. As… Continue reading Preparation – {Advent}

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Believe. – {Christmas}

"Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!" (Luke 1:45) With the trend to Word Art, at Christmas time it is not unusual to see displays of the words joy, love, hope, peace. There is also another word that makes its appearance - believe. It's included in the… Continue reading Believe. – {Christmas}

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I choose…joy – {Advent}

Attending a wedding recently, I loved the vows written by the Bride and Groom. "I choose you above all others, I choose to love you, I choose to grow old with you..." Beautifully vows expressing their choice, their decision to marry each other. Everyday we make thousands of choices. Some small and rather insignificant - what shoes to… Continue reading I choose…joy – {Advent}