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Merry Christmas!! A Poem from Longfellow

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 Christmas Bells Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1807 – 1882 I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old, familiar carols play,     And wild and sweet     The words repeat Of peace on earth, good-will to men! And thought how, as the day … Continue reading

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Porn: Three Ways to Keep that “Gift” in it’s Box!!

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This time of year – the Thanksgiving through mid-January holiday season (because the college bowl season has become its own holiday) –  is a particularly vibrant season for many of us. Extended holiday seasons provide space to celebrate life and … Continue reading

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The Haunting Holiness of Advent: “Do it Again, Daddy, Do it Again!”

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Advent once imagined a season of hope. Advent once foreshadowed a season in which we replace the tragedy of today with the hope of the Day, yet to come. Advent once envisioned a season in which holy light celebrated the declension of all … Continue reading

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