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Someone you know might need to feel a deeper connection this Christmas…

‘Give us this day our daily bread’. Many know these words from The Lord’s Prayer, spoken by Jesus. But are they just a petition for nourishment or could they even be protesting against a deeper loneliness? A woman who suffered many lonely times herself thought so. She penned a ‘spiritual interpretation’ of this plea: ‘Give […]

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AUDIO: “When Hope Seems Hard to Come By, Can We Still Find Joy at Christmas?”

For those whose Christmas doesn’t seem quite so merry, here’s a story I have just recorded of someone in that situation a few years back. She and her daughter are now in a very happy family situation.  “…and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood […]

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Looking for A Less Stressed Christmas? Here are Some Pointers!

We have had a couple of last-minute Christmas blogs published. The titles speak for themselves! Huffington Post UK: 8 Spiritual Gifts to Give Yourself for a Less Stressful Christmas. This is Nottingham: The gift of love that can unwrap a less stressed Christmas Whether or not you have time to read these blogs as you finalise preparations […]

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The Christmas gift that keeps on giving – the Christ

This is an article written by my Bedford colleague Gillian Smith and published in The Bedford Times & Citizen. The Bible story is familiar to many: Mary and Joseph’s receptivity to messages from angels; scholars from the East led by a star; shepherds – tough, strong, fearless men – who, watching over their flocks, listened […]

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R U looking 4 a deeper dive into the digital (and actual!) nativity story?

There is a really cool, jazzy video of the nativity doing the rounds on Facebook. It has already been viewed over 3 million times on YouTube…three of them by me!  In case you have missed it, here is The Digital Story of the Nativity: I crack up each time I see that click on the […]

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“The Nativity” – a compelling BBC drama scripted by Tony Jordan.

“The Nativity” – which airs in half-hour segments on BBC 1 at 7pm from Monday December 20 to Thursday December 23 – is a drama that is beautifully filmed and acted.  It has a classy screenplay by award-winning East Enders and Life on Mars writer Tony Jordan which, you could say, is ably adapted from an original script by…God! […]

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Guess What? (Guest blog!) You can’t take the Christ out of Christmas…!

With the author’s permission, I am sharing some Brooklyn thoughts on Christmas today (hence the Brooklyn Bridge above!)…read it with a New York accent!  It is called Guess What?  You can’t take the Christ out of Christmas by my colleague and eager Twitter-er Adam Scherr, writing on behalf of the New York Christian Science Committee on Publication […]

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