Monthly Archives: December 2011

Transitions

I think (hope) that this will be my penultimate immigration-related blog entry. This past week, I had my interview and test, and got the stamp of approval recommending me for citizenship. Next month, all being well, I’ll take the oath … Continue reading

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Holy Innocents

When they told him the story (and how could they not? They couldn’t keep it from him, have it told to him by someone else, who didn’t understand …); when they told him the story, how did they explain it to … Continue reading

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Glory

And the cries of pain and exultation mingle with the newborn breath escaping into the air, into the world, and the sky echoes alleluia; glory to God; be at peace.   So it ever was, and, even through our fear, … Continue reading

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Saturday, December 24th: Christmas Eve

So here we are, at the end of Advent. “You have reached your destination,” as my GPS would optimistically put it, moments before we actually get there. There have been detours. There have been slow times, and smooth rides. And … Continue reading

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Friday, December 23rd: Speechless

From this evening’s Stations of the Nativity (St Andrew’s, Elyria, 5-6 pm – join us!), a poem for Zechariah after his visit from the angel: Speechless Tongue-tied and frozen, teeth on a knife-edge, overwhelmed and overcome; if he could have … Continue reading

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Thursday, December 22nd: Blue Christmas

Tonight, St Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Elyria: Blue Christmas, for when Christmas hurts. A service of healing and hope, prayer, candlelight and Communion. Come and join us to lay down the heaviness of your own heart, or to help lift the hearts of … Continue reading

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Wednesday, December 21st: Doubtless Thomas

Thomas would rather die with Jesus than let him go. Thomas would follow Jesus anywhere, if only Jesus would tell him how to get there. Thomas would not be comforted by his brothers, would not let go of his grief, … Continue reading

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