December 14 , 2021 /

LIGHT

As I lit the fire in the fireplace, I remembered that December 21 is Winter solstice here in the northern hemisphere.   Then I looked across the room and there is our little 3’ Christmas tree, lights blazing away.               Outside in the front of our house is another tribute

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November 29 , 2021 /

ADVENT 2021

The word advent comes from the Latin prefix ‘ad-‘ meaning ‘to’ and the root ‘venire’ meaning ‘come’. The English word is derived from the Latin ‘adventus’ meaning ‘arrival’.Advent in the Christian tradition is preparation for the arrival of Christmas and includes the 4 Sundays and weeks leading up to the celebration of the birth of

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December 24 , 2020 /

CHRISTMAS 2020

It was the day before Christmas and all through the land No one was playing, not even the band. Some people were traveling from near or far Few by airplane, some by car. Many were troubled by visions in their head Of loved ones in families who now are dead. Daughters and sons with tears

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December 19 , 2020 /

WINTER SOLSTICE 2020

On Monday, December 21, 2020, at 3:02 AM, MST, the sun will reach its southernmost point before starting back on its northward trek toward Spring. That’s how it appears.  That’s for all of us in the northern hemisphere.  You can calculate your own time according to your zone.  It has more to do with the

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November 29 , 2020 /

ADVENT AND LIGHT

The word advent comes from the Latin prefix ‘ad-‘ meaning ‘to’ and the root ‘venire’ meaning ‘come’. The English word is derived from the Latin ‘adventus’ meaning ‘arrival’. Advent in the Christian tradition is preparation for the arrival of Christmas and includes the 4 Sundays and weeks leading up to the celebration of the birth

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December 18 , 2019 /

WINTER SOLSTICE 2019

On Saturday, December 21, 2019, at 9:19 PM MST the sun  will reach its southernmost point before starting back on its northward trek toward Spring. That’s how it appears.  That’s for all of us in the northern hemisphere.  You can calculate your own time accordingly. It has more to do with the tilt of the

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