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Month: December 2021

December 21, 2021 – January 4, 2022

December 21 is the Winter Solstice, the longest night, in the northern hemisphere.  Some years we have had a “Longest Night Service” on the evening of December 21 to hold space for grief around losses – of many kinds – in our lives. While we are not doing a Longest Night service this year, I […]

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December 15-21, 2021

“Make of my heart a stable, a house for the holy …” * This prayer song keeps sounding in our house these days as we are going about our daily lives.  It’s a simple and profound desire many poets, theologians, pastors and more have pondered for years.  Consider, for example, these ending stanzas from a […]

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December 8-14, 2021

Bread for Our Journey offers this prayer by  Bishop Desmond Tutu to help guide us in the second week of Advent (you can access the entire devotional here:  This prayer reminds us of what we might need to sweep out of our hearts and lives in order to make room for hope, peace, joy […]

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