Category Archives: Advent Reflections

Bidding Prayer

Lastly, let us remember before God all those who rejoice with us, but upon another shore, and in a greater light, that multitude which no man can number, whose hope was in the Word made flesh, and with whom in … Continue reading

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Back When

I stood in line at the drug store, buying nylons and mascara. There was sugar free liquorice and I almost bought some. For just a second my mum wasn’t dead, she was alive and talking to me and sugar free … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

I have had three distinct Christmases in these last 3 years. 3 years ago, I flew to Jamaica and slept for four days straight. Last year was the large old fashioned Christmas, filled with people and baking and the laughter … Continue reading

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Longest Night

Mr. California and I were having one of our wide ranging conversations on Tuesday night and I was talking about my first job out of university and how I thought I was going to make the world a better place. … Continue reading

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My Grace

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthian 12:9 (NIV) I feel my body settle in. I don’t try and grab my thoughts and wrestle them. I … Continue reading

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Grateful

Mr. Spit and I had our morning meeting today, to go over our to do list, just like every day this week, and we realized there was virtually nothing on it. The groceries are bought (and Costco was a level … Continue reading

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The Longest Night

4 years ago today was Gabriel’s funeral. This seems to be the place to start, as I type this on the longest night of the year. It is temperate and mild but there was not much in the way of … Continue reading

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Might Need a Better Plan Today

Let us consider yesterday. Wake up. Go downstairs. Realize that Christmas day is on Saturday. (How did that happen, anyway.) Look at list. Push list away. Have a piece of fudge and a cup of coffee (breakfast of Champions, I’m … Continue reading

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Must Not

Must not have Belgian Fudge for lunch. Must not have Belgian Fudge for lunch. Must not have Belgian Fudge for lunch. Must not have Belgian Fudge for lunch. Must not have Belgian Fudge for lunch. Must not have Belgian Fudge … Continue reading

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Not Really Much of Anything

I was going to write a funny post about the Christmas Cards and how I broke the work printer and how they don’t have a photo. I was going to write a post about Christmas baking (I have 7 varieties … Continue reading

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