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[17 Dec 2014]
From out of the Chaos, Joy

by Lauren Van Ham Joy is the echo of God’s life in us. ~ Abbot Columba Marmion In thy presence is fullness of joy. ~ Psalms 16:11 I live across the street from the police station, in Berkeley, California. Last week, for a string of nights the, “I Can’t Breathe” demonstrations happening around the city, brought with them helicopters, sirens, beating drums and riot gear. Quickly I realized this was my empathy training; my turn to peek into the lives of humans around the world whose nervous systems must endure this and so much more. Paradoxically, for the same number of days I was attempting to find a steady serenity amidst the tension of the protests, my partner was working near Lake Tahoe, and sending me photos from his surroundings. Photo: Valentino’s shot of a walk along the North Shore of Lake Tahoe The juxtaposition of our different realities was stunning! How does God inhabit it ...

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[10 Dec 2014]
A Furry Advent Guide

by Tom Pappas One of our cats, Winnie, is a sunlight square evangelist. There is no mixed message when she wants you to come along to rub her belly while she sprawls in the warm brightness. She also enjoys those patches of sun in feline solitude. (Full disclosure: Winnie often tends to hang out under the love seat near a heat register but that doesn’t allow for a nifty Advent allegory.) I will be using dear Winnie as reminder this Advent, to go toward, and persist in the light. In The Message, Peterson translates John 1:1-5 this way: The Word was first, the Word present to God, God present to the Word. The Word was God, in readiness for God from day one. Everything was created through him; nothing—not one thing!— came into being without him. What came into existence was Life, and the Life was Light to live by. The Life-Light blazed out of the darkness; the darkness couldn’t put it out. Is there something ...

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