Rev. Linda Ashfield will be posting daily devotions for Advent on the theme of “wonder” here. If you would like to receive these by email, please make sure that our Assistant Administrator, Charlene Janes,  has your email.

Sunday, December 2nd – ADVENT ONE

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“Yet in the dark streets shineth the everlasting light. The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight.” “O little town of…

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Monday, December 3rd

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Monday, December 3rd “Look at everything always as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time: thus, is your time on earth…

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Tuesday, December 4th

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“And what I say to you I say to all: Keep awake.” Mark 13:37 One way to begin to practice wonder is to be awake, to pay attention, to…

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Wednesday, December 5th

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“Blessed God, Israel’s God, the one and only wonder-working God! Blessed always his blazing glory! All earth brims with his glory. Yes, and Yes…

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Thursday, December 6th

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“Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.” Hermann Hesse The holiday season can be stressful for…

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Friday, December 7th

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“Therefore, beloved, while you are waiting for these things, strive to be found by him at peace, without spot or blemish; and regard the patience…

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Saturday, December 8th

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“Life is a series of thousands of tiny miracles. Notice them.” Unknown During our hectic schedules, heightened by what some of us call ‘The…

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Sunday, December 9th – ADVENT TWO

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“Silent night, holy night! Round yon virgin, mother and child. Holy infant so tender and mild, sleep in heavenly peace, sleep in heavenly…

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Monday, December 10th

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“It is a happiness to wonder; it is a happiness to dream” Edgar Allan Poe, “Complete Stories and Poems” On one level, the Christmas story…

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Tuesday, December 11th

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“What sort of persons ought you to be in leading lives of holiness and godliness?” Peter 3:11 This is a good question to ask ourselves…

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Wednesday, December 12th

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“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians…

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Thursday, December 13th

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The first words the angel Gabriel said when he appeared to Mary were: “Mary, do not be afraid. You have found favor with God.” The angel then…

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Friday, December 14th

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“Honestly, as someone who rarely risked vulnerability and always steered clear of silly or goofy, it never dawned on me that adults could love each…

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Saturday, December 15th

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“Rings and jewels are not gifts, but apologies for gifts. The only gift is a portion of thyself.” Ralph Waldo Emerson We all like to receive…

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Sunday, December 16th – ADVENT THREE

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“Joy to the world, the Lord is come. Let earth receive her king. Let every heart prepare him room and heaven and nature sing.” Joy to the…

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Monday, December 17th

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“I think us here to wonder, myself. To wonder. To ask. And that in wondering ‘bout the big things and asking ‘bout the big things, you learn…

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Tuesday, December 18th

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“How silently, now silently, the wondrous gift is given.” Phillips Brooks, O Little Town of Bethlehem. The lyric above from the well-known…

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Wednesday, December 19th

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“She entered the room, stood before her desk, and extended her arms upwards while casting her wide eyes in that same direction. “Wonder…” she…

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Thursday, December 20th

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“Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and…

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Friday, December 21st

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“Yet, O Lord, you are our Creator; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand.” Isaiah 64:8 The Christmas…

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Saturday, December 22nd

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“Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are!” Jane Taylor, poet This was one of the first songs I learned as a child. There is…

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Sunday, December 23rd – ADVENT FOUR

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“Love came down at Christmas, love all lovely, love divine; love was born at Christmas; star and angels gave the sign.” Christina…

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Monday, December 24th

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“I wonder as I wander out under the sky, How Jesus the Savior did come for to die. For poor on'ry people like you and like I...I wonder as I wander…

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Tuesday, December 25th – CHRISTMAS DAY

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“And wonders of His love, and wonders of His love, and wonders, wonders of His love.” Joy to the World On this Christmas Day, it is time to…

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