Perspective

Heard quite a few different perspectives on Christmas in the last month, so I thought I'd share a few I'd noticed with us all: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suowe2czxcA   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=In8ZkPaZJFE   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6MXZ0V7deU&list=PL5o2Uu3rC4m5ONKvTeJSDlCA8b_JomJ8k&index=1

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Advent Reflections

Perhaps of interest…

Out of a fired ship...

I realised I’ve been kinda busy busy busy for a while and not paused to reflect so much. Managed a pause for Nos Galan Gaeaf, which was refreshing, but the computer the notes from that are on is broken, so no blogging of that lovely time. More recently a much needed (but too brief) holiday has reminded me how much I need reflective life to keep in balance… so I have collated the many opportunities for reflection I have had today:

First the, oh yeah it’s 1.12.16 now moments…

Looking forward to carol services and other traditions:

Then came some more serious thinking:

world-aids-day

http://danielblanche.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/anything-but-blood.html

https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2016/25-november/faith/faith-features/grief-self-criticism-and-a-new-immanence

And two videos for advent, I came across. The first from “science made simple” posting a link a day for advent:

And this from current day Bethlehem:

As if to sum it all up, a friend posted her advent…

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