#Advent20

Today's email has a call to be vulnerable, to be fully incarnate (part of the world) ... When the Word becomes flesh and lives among us, we see this in action, in the practical wonder of Incarnation. God is willing not just to touch but to be touched by humanity. Cradled, nurtured, raised. He will laugh, and weep; love, and be scarred. Heal. Being part of this may not be easy ... but head out and look at the moon - it's…

#AdventBookClub: Anna

Luke 2:36-38 I love the way this first chapter has been written, as a life story (and I'm always a bit of a sucker for those), knowing that 'today' she has met the Light of the World. Anna, an old lady, widowed early, who sits in the Temple day and night (seen as a bit of a 'crazy'), waiting for 'the light' to reach her - initially the sunlight, for which she waits, allowing herself to…

#Advent20: No Light without Dark (@BrianDraper)

Brian describes how we often view the dark as 'bad', but the light as 'good', but: We need darkness. Imagine if there were no sunsets, no chance to see the last colours of the afternoon flare and fade, or to feel the first cool breeze of the evening after a hot day, or to see the first star glimmering, or to sink into the luxurious depths of pitch-dark sleep. He then goes on to talk about Moses meeting God…

Stephen Cottrell ‘Walking Backwards to Christmas’ #adventbookclub

If you've never joined an online book club, well, there's still time. Pam Webster has pulled together material for #adventbookclub, drawing on Stephen Cottrell's Walking Backwards to Christmas, published by SPCK. I have written in the diary to read a chapter every couple of days, but last night I read the introduction. Recently I went to see Simon Callow in That Man Jesus, a one man play that uses the voices of those associated with Jesus to tell…

#BigRead13: Day 20: Humility

#LentPhotos: A Journey Well, that's an easy one - almost exactly 24 hours ago I took this photo as we prepared for 9ish hours back to the UK - thankfully I slept for most of it (good journey in my books), and watched Life of Pi #BigRead13 Thoughts C.S. Lewis, The Horse and His Boy Bree. “Slavery is all I’m fit for. How can I ever show my face among the free Horses of Narnia? ... Of course…
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