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Read Mark and Inwardly Digest? Where’s Nathanael?

Once again we find ourselvesĀ not in the Gospel of Mark! In this season of Epiphany the lectionary wants us to consider how those who met face to face with the adult Jesus responded to him, as well as the visitation … Continue reading

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Epiphany: Leaving by Another Road

  The night that Jesus was born a star hung from the sky. A star so bright that it shone light and hope into some of the darkest of places. A star so bright that it gained the attention of … Continue reading

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Christmas in a Nutshell

One of the most magical experiences of the Christmas Festivities is going to see a production of The Nutcracker. I took my girls for the fist time this year and we waited with bated breath for the dance of the … Continue reading

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Christmas Already?

Today is the Fourth Sunday of Advent, the day we light the fourth candle on the Advent Wreath, the candle for Love, the candle for Mary and all mothers; but today is also Christmas Eve, and I feel cheated of … Continue reading

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Soul Food: Sugar Plum Fairy Cookies

It’s time to prepare the Christmas Boxes as thank yous for all those who help to make life a little more joyful, beginning with my daughter’s dance teacher. Earlier this year we had a family outing to the ballet to … Continue reading

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Carols by Candlelight

I remember Carols by Candlelight at the church I grew up in. The church, similar in size to St Leonard’s in Grateley, would be decked out in greenery and candles at every possible ledge or shelf, and special wooden poles … Continue reading

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Read Mark and Inwardly Digest: Christmas Lights

This week’s Gospel reading doesn’t come from Mark, it comes from John, but is an echo of last week’s passage. Both readings focus in on John the Baptist, but with different results. If we follow the themes of the Advent … Continue reading

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