Monthly Archives: December 2013

Advent journal: love incarnate

On the night you were born you’d already been here a while infinitely long as divinity almost nine months in finitude. On the night you were born I don’t imagine you knew your universe had shrunk from interstellar starshine to … Continue reading

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Advent journal: Joy in pursuit of … us?

I wonder if you have to reach a certain age before you can know the difference between happiness and joy … if the years and experiences have to pile up beyond your ability to make sense of them, leaving you … Continue reading

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Advent journal: queering peace

Queering Peace all about truth In isolation finding freedom. Against slurs declaring our true names. In judgment creating self-definition. Through condemnation cultivating blessing. Beyond rejection receiving Love’s radical welcome. Through accusations hearing a different truth. Against distaste and disgust claiming … Continue reading

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Advent journal: being peace

My peace candle melted from the wick out, the first time I burned it, puddling into a hollow mess that went everywhere. Somehow this seems apt. Our efforts at peace sometimes seem equally hollow. The truest thing I can say … Continue reading

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Advent journal: hope against (no) hope

Hope? No hope? It’s an Advent rumble! (Non-violent, of course …) In this corner, the Christians. As 1 Peter 3:15 puts it, “Always be ready to make your defense to anyone who demands from you an accounting for the hope … Continue reading

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Advent journal: thirsty and longing

Does your life create a mental mixtape of music and ideas? The Advent season seems to invite such collisions … yesterday it was the Indigo Girls jamming with Julian of Norwich by way of Matthew Fox and my morning commute. … Continue reading

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Advent journal: the road back to hope

A month or so ago I was shortlisted for a couple of jobs. Now … well, now I’m not. Which means it’s a great time to talk about hope. (Funny, that Advent. Always right on time.) I did my best … Continue reading

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