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Let there be peace… – {Advent}

Today was a total waste of makeup! Actually to be honest, I didn't even get that far! Waking with a crippling migraine that meant most of my conversations today were with a toilet bowl (too much information?), I kept to my bed. The offer of a coffee was even refused - yes I was that… Continue reading Let there be peace… – {Advent}

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Holding on to Joy – {Advent}

It's been a sobering day. A Hostage situation unfolds across the sea in Australia, close to home. Many around mourn the loss of a family member from illness or age. Our normal daily lives seem more tenuous, fragile even. Yet the mailbox continues to deliver its flood of catalogues with Christmas bargains, carols still play and… Continue reading Holding on to Joy – {Advent}

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A Christmas Carol

Today the season of Christmas seems to start just as the days in this part of the hemisphere are growing longer and warmer. Ironically malls and streets transform themselves into snowy, wintery scenes of Christmas Trees, Santa's grotto and sleighs filled with presents. And with the decorations come the carols – “Rudolph the Red nosed… Continue reading A Christmas Carol

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Come, Thou long expected Jesus

Come, thou long expected Jesus, born to set thy people free; from our fears and sins release us, let us find our rest in thee. Israel's strength and consolation, hope of all the earth thou art; dear desire of every nation, joy of every longing heart. Born thy people to deliver, born a child and… Continue reading Come, Thou long expected Jesus

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The Sound of Silence – {Advent}

Silence can sometimes be deafening. The absence of noise. Sometimes it is exiting a room full of noise into the quiet that it hits you. You are more aware of the quiet, of the silence. Walking out of a happy and chatty classroom this morning and reaching the quiet of my car the silence was distinct… Continue reading The Sound of Silence – {Advent}