Archive for December, 2005

Saturday, December 31st, 2005

New Year Prayer

Today is the sixth day after the birth of Christ. God, who took flesh from the blood of generations, as we leave behind one year and prepare to live another, give us heartfelt forgiveness towards all who have hurt us, discernment to understand what you have brought about, and the will to step out on […]

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Thursday, December 29th, 2005

Deb hi-jacks Rich's blog

Today the wife actually has something to say. Why do we look at the natural realm and believe it is the final authority? I mean, we look at our situations in life and act like things can never change. As if there is no hope beyond the glorious appearing….. We walk around accepting every bummer […]

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Thursday, December 29th, 2005

It's a supposary, dude!

Did C.S. Lewis create Narnia as a Christian allegory. This very nice article asks that question (brought to you by the fine people who produced all the Dummies series). It quotes Lewis from several letters which he says a clear nope. Instead, Lewis explains that it was a “supposary”. That is to say, supposing if […]

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Thursday, December 29th, 2005

More earthy and elemental

Breaking news! This site is reporting that Stephen Lawhead is coming out with the first book in which he is retelling the story of Robin Hood. The story will be in a three part series called The King Raven trilogy. The first book, called Forest Lord, in the series is due out July of 2006. […]

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Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

Feeling like crap

I’m sick today…..:^(

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Tuesday, December 27th, 2005

On the first day of Christmas…

Debi Warford has a fascinating post that is well worth reading on the history behind the well known Christmas Carol The Twelve Days of Christmas. And here all this time I thought it was a purely secular tune. Very, very interesting and moving.

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Tuesday, December 27th, 2005

Vanishing posts

Speaking of waiting a minute, I am wondering where my two Christmas posts went from yesterday. They seem to have simply vanished. Oh well, they weren’t particularly pithy or profound. He’s a summary of them: 1. Had a great Christmas! It was wonderful to live vicariously through my kids and see the joy on their […]

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Wednesday, December 21st, 2005

Advent Mars Style

Last Sunday, I did a liturgical Advent service based on the theme of the example of Mary the Mother of Jesus (as is tradition on the 4th Sunday of Advent). The entire service was done in the dark. As people entered Steven and Faith’s house, they were asked to do so in reverent silence. There […]

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Wednesday, December 21st, 2005

Credo

The year of grace 1654. Monday, 23 November, feast of St. Clement, pope and martyr and others in the martyrology. The eve of Saint Chrysogonus martyr and others. From about half-past ten in the evening until about half-past midnight. Fire. The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob. Not of the […]

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Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

Adventish images

I know it’s close to Christmas…but check out this positively beautiful advent images/calendar. It is done daily with different images…very lovely. Worth a peek.

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