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“EPIPHANY – Light in the Darkness – S.E.W.”

“EPIPHANY – Light in the Darkness – S.E.W.”

I love the word ‘epiphany.’  Epiphanies are those "ah-hah!" moments in life when we suddenly feel we 'understand' … we 'get it’ … we  unexpectedly gain insight into the nature or meaning of something (or someone) we hadn't grasped, gotten or understood previously....

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“TWELFTH NIGHT”

“TWELFTH NIGHT”

It’s Twelfth Night!  Tonight! Twelfth Night is a festival that takes place on the last night of the Twelve Days of Christmas and, for western Christianity, marks the coming of the Epiphany tomorrow - January 6th. What is Twelfth Night all about? To...

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“TWELFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS”

“TWELFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS”

Merry Christmas - the Twelfth day of Christmas. On this, the Twelfth (and final) day of Christmas, the drummers were drumming.Music ethnologists remind us that every culture has utilized the drum for a multitude of purposes, to touch the heart and communicate...

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“ELEVENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS”

“ELEVENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS”

On this day, the Eleventh Day of Christmas, the Pipers were piping!  I was intrigued by the story of Scottish Infantryman and bagpiper Daniel Laidlaw who became known as the Piper of Loos in the Battle of Loos in 1915 in World War 1.  When he was awarded the Victoria...

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“TENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS”

“TENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS”

Merry Christmas - Tenth day! On this day of Christmas, the lords were a-leaping.    Leaping?   Ahhhh, of course!   They were young.   But, what about those who cannot or can no longer physically leap?   Leaping - especially leaping  over limits ... opens thoughts as...

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“CHALKING   THE   DOOR”

“CHALKING THE DOOR”

Have you ever noticed a mysterious series of letters and numbers which looked like a math equation, inscribed in chalk over a doorway (or at your church, or at the home of a friend) and wondered “What is that?” But you didn't ask, so you left and wondered...

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“NINTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS”

“NINTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS”

Merry Christmas - Ninth Day!And yes, we're still in the Season of Christmas.  We're all grateful to see last year come to an end and set it behind us.  It represents a year we hope won't be repeated as feelings of fear and anxiety about the future come forth...

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“EIGHTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS”

“EIGHTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS”

Merry Eighth Day of Christmas! On this day, while the milking image is front-and-centre (an image of nourishment), there are times when images of anxiety are associated with the milking image: being milked, fleeced, drained, exploited by friends, family, corporations,...

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“HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Chronos and Kairos”

“HAPPY NEW YEAR! Chronos and Kairos”

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  A new year is here! How will you spend your time in the New Year?  What will be done with the 24 hours of each day for the next 52 weeks ... those precious 3,760 hours? The Greeks used two words to explain the different dimensions of time: Chronos and...

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“SEVENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS”

“SEVENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS”

Merry Seventh Day of Christmas! When the seven swans went swimming, what did they encounter ... as they skimmed the surface of the water? ... as they paddled through waves that threatened to engulf? ... as they tried to stay afloat on the current that was driven by...

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“SIXTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS”

“SIXTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS”

Merry Sixth Day of Christmas!  This day offers a gentle opportunity to reflect on the moments in our lives of birthing aka "a-laying."Consider the "a-laying" moments and situations when… a new idea was hatched… a unique thought came to mind… an alternative way of...

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“FIFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS”

“FIFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS”

Merry Christmas - Fifth Day of Christmas!   May you be encircled by Five Golden Rings during this time of global pandemic. The Golden Ring of PEACE... that passes intellectual understanding The Golden Ring of JOY... of living life to the fullest we possibly can. The...

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“FOURTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS”

“FOURTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS”

Merry Christmas - Happy Fourth Day ... the day when "Four Calling Birds" are calling.  The original "Twelve Days of Christmas" song, written in 1780, used the old regional English word 'colly' meaning 'grimy' like a chimney sweep. In 1909, Frederic Austin altered that...

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“THIRD DAY OF CHRISTMAS”

“THIRD DAY OF CHRISTMAS”

On this, the Third day in the Season of Christmas I wish you a voice! A voice that would sing. A voice that would be a voice for the voiceless in the world. A voice that would let elected politicians know when they are not standing up for justice, not speaking truth,...

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“SECOND DAY OF CHRISTMAS”

“SECOND DAY OF CHRISTMAS”

On this, the Second Day in the Season of Christmas may there be ... Two times the Gift of Insightabout the true meaning of the Christmas Message. Two times the Gift of Patiencewith others and ourselves. Two times the Gift of Serenityto accept the things we cannot...

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“CHRISTMAS EVE: Let the children teach us.”

“CHRISTMAS EVE: Let the children teach us.”

Christmas Eve.  It's a special time for so many! Or, is it? Do you remember Archie Bunker of TV's "All in the Family" fame?  In one episode - on Christmas Eve, Archie said to his wife Edith: "Stifle, Edith. Let's have a little Silent Night around here for a...

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