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Could 2016 be a continual spiritual Christmas?

  I have posted a new blog on Facebook, although you don’t need to be a Facebook user to read it.  It is called “Could 2016 be a continual spiritual Christmas?” Here’s an excerpt: But suppose it was early February, mid-June, or late October and there was no Santa, no reindeers, no baby Jesus in a […]

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We are spiritual innocents!

Sometimes at Christmas we struggle with self-acceptance and self-love more than usual. So my Christmas blog this year focuses on what Jesus was telling us about the spiritual way to love ourselves. It has been published by Huffington Post as “All I Want for Christmas? To Feel God’s Love!” Here is an excerpt: “Maybe Christmas doesn’t come […]

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The blessed season of love!

I’d describe Hamilton Wright Mabie’s optimistic message as coining a counter fact to the consumerism and gluttony that too often seems to parade as our modern day Christmas. As Mary Baker Eddy once put it in her own wry style: “Mother wishes you all a happy Christmas, a feast of Soul and a famine of sense.” (Miscellany) For my part, I trust […]

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Give yourself the gift of Christmas gratitude!

Mindful of those whose holidays might be bleaker than others, I have posted a blog on the Huffington Post called: “Wishing You a Holiday Season Aflame With Gratitude!”  Here is an excerpt: Picture this. You gather family and friends of all ages in a large room and ask each person to hold a single, unlit […]

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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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