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Tuesday , December 12, 2023

Isaiah 40: 1-11 Psalm 96 Matthew 18:12-14 Lately, when I wake in the night, I have been going back to sleep listening to the words of Isaiah 40 in the Handel’s Messiah. “Comfort ye, comfort

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Monday, December 11, 2023

Isaiah 35:1-10 Psalm 85:8-13 Luke 5:17-26 Continuing our journey through the Advent season, our hearts yearn for peace and are filled with hope. Isaiah reminds us of God’s promise: “The desert will bloom, the eyes

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Sunday, December 10, 2023

Mosaic from the arch of an Arian Baptistry. End of the fifth century. Ravenna,  Isaiah 40:1-11 Psalm 85:8-13 2 Peter 3:8-15a Mark 1:1-8 Travelling around the UK this summer, we were confronted with potholes everywhere.

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Advent 3 Musings: O Ancient Love

Sister Doreen’s Reflections Advent Three Musings: What are we waiting for O Ancient Love? In the new Hymn book published by the Anglican Church of Canada called “Sing a New Creation” there is a hymn

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While I Breathe I hope

Saturday, December 9, 2023

Dum Spiro/ While I Breathe, I Hope Seeking the Dove David W. Opheim Isaiah 30:19-21, 23-26       Psalm 14, 7:1-12   Matthew 9:35-10:1,5-8 ‘God delights in expectant hope, a trusting hope in His

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Friday, December 8, 2023

From a Book of HoursFlemish (Liege), c. 1250-1300The Hague, Koninklijk BibliotheekMS KB 76 G 17, fol. 20v  Isaiah 29:17-24 Psalm 27:1-6,17-18 Matthew 9:27-31 We are all familiar with the difference between seeing and perceiving.  Two people

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Thursday , December 7, 2023

St Julian, Norwich, Stained Glass King & Son at St Thomas, Norwich Isaiah 26: 1-6 Psalm 118: 19 – 24 Matthew 7:15 -27 Sharing about the kingdom of God, Jesus talks about the good tree

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Wednesday, December 6, 2023

The Good Shepherd Mosaic 1859-1900 (made), 5th century (made) Victoria and Albert Museum Isaiah 25: 6-9 Psalm 23 Matthew 15: 29-39 It’s hard to pray the Lord is my Shepherd on the anniversary of the

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infant and dragonfly

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Virgin and Child with a Dragonfly/Master of Saint Giles Netherlandish/French Isaiah 11:1-10 Psalm 72:1-8 Luke 10:21-24 Last week, while riding a bus to the library, I received a wonderful gift.  Gazing around me at the other

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