Archives for November 2015

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Advent- Wake Up

Today is the first day of Advent. My heart feels the contradictions. The after Thanksgiving, get into high gear and cross everything off your to do list mode. The beginning of Advent, waiting and preparing ourselves for the birth of Christ. My hope is that this space will be a place of reflection. A place […]

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Thanksgiving Prayer- Our Church

Prayer for Our Church  “Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who has promised is faithful. And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more […]

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Thanksgiving Prayer- Our Community

This past Sunday night we had a Thanksgiving service at our church. It was a relaxed time of prayer and songs and thanksgiving. I had the privilege of writing the prayers and responses for the service. We started with the world, then moved to nation, community, church and individual (family, friends and ourselves). As we enter […]

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Thanksgiving Prayer- Our Nation

This past Sunday night we had a Thanksgiving service at our church. It was a relaxed time of prayer and songs and thanksgiving. I had the privilege of writing the prayers and responses for the service. We started with the world, then moved to nation, community, church and individual (family, friends and ourselves). As we enter […]

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Thanksgiving Prayer- The World

Last night we had a Thanksgiving service at our church. It was a relaxed time of prayer and songs and thanksgiving. I had the privilege of writing the prayers and responses for the service. We started with the world, then moved to nation, community, church and individual (family, friends and ourselves). As we enter this […]

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Pay Attention to the Tears….the Holy is Drawing Near

This past weekend I was driving down Route 8. It was rainy and I was alone in my thoughts as I had a thirty minute drive in a quiet car. Yes, quiet. That doesn’t happen too often. This story came on the radio and it caught my attention, pulling me out of my head and […]

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Return to Me- A Dance with God

“Return to me” declares the Lord. “That I may return to you.” Over and over this phrase is used in the minor prophets. When I hear the words, I imagine a dance. “Return to me” he says, his hand outstretched to mine. Today I accept his invitation and fall into his embrace. Tomorrow I may […]

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The In Between Space of November

“But there is always a November space after the leaves have fallen when she felt it was almost indecent to intrude on the woods…for their glory terrestrial had departed and their glory celestial of spirit and purity and whiteness had not yet come upon them.”  – LM Montgomery (from Anne of Green Gables series) Some of […]

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Not Just Barely Free

Hello and welcome to November. After writing everyday in October, it has been good to have a few days of breathing room. And it is good to realize how much I love to write. No, different than love, how I need to write. How much I uncover about myself and about God in the process. […]

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