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    advent journal: loaded metaphor

    by  • December 19, 2013 • advent journal • 2 Comments

    in the story of america war is the primary metaphor we see life as a battle conquest as a mission we’re number one, remember?   we live our lives locked and loaded, ready for battle our words are bullets intent on doing damage in the name of faith and   freedom: we must defend...

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    advent journal: snow

    by  • December 17, 2013 • advent journal, community, grief • 3 Comments

    Down all my decembers I have sung about bleak midwinters this is the first I remember snow falling in Bethlehem — even as I sit in the sunshine of a  sixty degree afternoon.   The weather of my heart has seen mostly grey days of late; in the fatiguing fog of grief I find...

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    advent journal: attending and abstracting

    by  • December 16, 2013 • advent journal, community • 1 Comment

    I love bathrobe shepherds. For all the pageants and grand tellings, there’s something about our kids in wonderfully makeshift costumes gathering together around the manger at the front of the church that tells the story best of all. I mean that last sentence with as little sentimentality as possible. They get it right, as...

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    advent journal: are you

    by  • December 15, 2013 • advent journal, friends • 6 Comments

    I’ve spent another hour or two this evening sitting my writing spot in our house trying to find words to all that is swirling around inside. For a fair part of the time I have been listening to some of the songs that make up the soundtrack of my life. Similar to last night,...

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