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Christmas in September, and Other Small Ways I Damn My Soul to Hell

I wasn’t sure of a lot growing up – books disintegrate in the bath some days, but on others they just go crackly and if that’s not a sign the universe is a risky place, I don’t know what is –  but I was sure of one thing: Christmas marketing in September is for wankers. 601 more words

Indifferent Ignorance

Christmas in a Monastery

How do the monks prepare and celebrate Christmas?

Check out the new video capturing some of the sights and sounds of the past few days.

Merry Christmas!

Listen, My Son

Christmas Time is Here!

It’s Christmas Week! Thanks to many lists and my trusty Holiday Planning Notebook, I’m right on schedule with everything I wanted to accomplish. Gifts purchased and wrapped, decorations up, cards mailed. 500 more words


Abandoned No Longer

On day thirteen, we turned our attention to Micah 7 verse 8: ‘Do not rejoice over me my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will stand up, though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light.’ As with all of our readings, we were once again looking at light – helping us to turn our attention to the gift of Christmas – the Light of the world. 311 more words


For the Director of Music

It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air. 

                 ~W.T. Ellis


Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people, 124 more words

Light ... If we Choose to accept it

On day eleven we looked at Isaiah 60 verse 1: ‘Arise, shine for your light has come and the glory of the Lord rescues you.’ This reminds us of the light that Jesus brings and of God’s rescue plan through Him – the plan in existence from before the world began. 181 more words



Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. ~Norman Vincent Peale


And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, 422 more words