Monthly Archives: November 2012

“When the Lamp is Shattered” (Shelley) “A Stable Lamp is Lighted” (Wilbur)

Percy Bysshe Shelley – 19th c. – ostracized during his times as a self-professed atheist religious allusions are nonetheless apparent in much of his work. Shelley is critically regarded as among the finest lyric poets in the English language. Known as one … Continue reading

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Zoroastrianism – Earth, Wind, Fire…and Water

Zoroastrianism – Based on the teachings of the prophet Zoroaster, also known as Zarathustra, formerly among the world’s largest religions. At least 3,000 years old, for over 1,000 years it was the official religion of three major world empires. It influenced … Continue reading

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Anne Lamott – “All I Ever Wanted”

Anne Lamott – Monday, November 26, 2012 via Cathleen Falsani I’m getting ready to leave on book tour early tomorrow–and I want to paste in this one paragraph I wrote, so *I* will be able to have it right in front … Continue reading

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Advent – Waiting is a Call to Conscience

by Sister Joan Chittister — one of the Catholic Church’s key visionary voices and spiritual leaders for more than 30 years. A Benedictine Sister of Erie, Pennsylvania, Sister Joan is an international lecturer and award-winning author of more than 40 … Continue reading

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Advent Reflections: Hassles, Being Chosen–and a Stable Lamp

William C. Green – Stillspeaking Daily Devotions Sunday, December 2 Hassles Bible excerpt from Luke 21:25-36 (The Message) “Pray constantly that you will have the strength and wits to make it through everything that’s coming and end up on your feet … Continue reading

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Lunar Paraphrase – Wallace Stevens

  The moon is the mother of pathos and pity. When, at the wearier end of November, Her old light moves along the branches, Feebly, slowly, depending upon them; When the body of Jesus hangs in a pallor, Humanly near, … Continue reading

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You’re Different

Bible excerpt from James 1:17-27 (Good News Bible) – “Every good gift and every perfect present…comes down from God.” Reflection by William C. Green Christ is not named in today’s text about good gifts coming from God. “Bring many names,” wrote … Continue reading

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God’s Letters (song from commotion)

Grace Schulman When God thought up the world, the alphabet letters whistled in his crown, where they were engraved with a pen of fire, each wanting to begin the story of Creation. S said, I am Soul. I can Shine … Continue reading

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Expecting – Just Around the Corner

Waiting and Watching Bill Green Revelation 22:12 “See, I am coming soon…” Kathleen Norris writes, “None of us knows what the next change is going to be, what unexpected opportunity is just around the corner, waiting a few months or … Continue reading

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Why the Taliban Shot the Schoolgirl

Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images By Leon Wieseltier – literary editor of The New Republic. This article appeared in the November 8, 2012 issue of the magazine under the headline “The Schoolgirl’s Lessons.” ________ Unhappy is the nation that needs a hero, Brecht’s Galileo … Continue reading

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