#Adventbookclub: Moses

Exodus 3:1-8 We return today to another Old Testament figure, with quite a depressing tale, in which "the dice are loaded" in days which cycle through themselves. He talks of living a half-life - half-Hebrew (by nature) and half-Egyptian (by nurture), and how difficult this has made things - and why he lashed out when he saw 'his people' being mistreated. "Today", however, he has made a decision to move forward. The past cannot be…

#Advent20 with @briandraperuk

Summarising the #Advent20 journey with Brian Draper: And so, returning to Advent, we remember the words of the apostle John, as we draw towards this journey's end: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God... In him was life, and that life was the light of all [people]. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." Brian asked us to sum our the advent journey…

#Advent20

Been enjoying the company of others around the country on Brian Draper's #Advent20 series - and the poem below got me thinking about the pressures on so many on the Christmas season.. being away or abroad for several Christmas's can make you think differently... (hence e-card, rather than paper cards) And if, as weeks go round, in the dark of the moon my spirit darkens and goes out, and soft strange gloom pervades my movements…

#Adventbookclub: Mary

Luke 1:26-38 We get a sense of Mary, a woman who has been well-prepared for a role as homemaker by her mother. She is a woman who loves the world, loves life, and can see God in every part of it. Her parents thought that she would find it difficult to find a husband as she was too 'headstrong', but I just wanted a strong love and a deep passion, and a way to channel…

#Advent20: Tunnelling

I've got a couple of Anne Lamott books on the shelves after Greenbelt this year, so this quote via Brian Draper chimes and challenges: “My understanding of incarnation is that we are not served by getting away from the grubbiness of suffering. Sometimes we feel that we are barely pulling ourselves forward through a tight tunnel on badly scraped elbows. But we do come out the other side, exhausted and changed.” Anne Lamott For more…
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