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    advent journal: sing to the night

    by  • December 9, 2015 • advent journal, christmas, music • 3 Comments


    We got our Christmas tree up today, along with the candles in the windows in good New England fashion. And it’s halfway through Advent. As I was working on things this afternoon, I listened to my friend Billy Crockett’s  song “Coasting Into Christmas” and found a helpful and hopeful resonance, which led me to...

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    advent journal: finding the words

    by  • December 8, 2015 • advent journal, community, language • 1 Comment


    I finished a book and started a book today. It was a good day. The first was Bandersnatch: An Invitation to Explore Your Unconventional Soul by Erika Morrison, which I began reading before we left Durham, packed it by accident, and just got back to it this week. By redefining four words—avant-garde, alchemy, anthropology, and...

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    advent journal: watch this

    by  • December 4, 2015 • advent journal, hope • 6 Comments


    There times in our new town of Guilford feels as though I live in a postcard or a movie set. The town is quaint and beautiful and steeped in its traditions. Like many places across the country, we had our Tree Lighting tonight, but ours was on the Town Green, bordered by shops and...

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    advent journal: perspective

    by  • December 2, 2015 • america, faith, hope, peace, poetry • 3 Comments


    Perspective I feel small in the face of overwhelming violence: another killing, another killing, another killing . . . it’s as hard to be hopeful as it is to be poetic. How can our kindness afford to be random when the violence is intentional? This can’t be the last word. Peace, Milton

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