Category Archives: Christmas

December Full Cold Moon

If you’re into numerology, December’s full moon will occur on 12/12 at 12:12am! In biblical numerology the number twelve is a combination of 3, which signifies the Divine, times 4, which signifies the four “corners” of the earth. It’s a … Continue reading

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The Magi’s Blessing: Chalking the Door

I came across a wonderful tradition which I will have to research further to learn a little more about it’s origins. According to Pagan Christmas, “Even today, priests go from house to house in the Black Forest on January 6, … Continue reading

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In Praise of the Invincible Light

“The light shines in the darkness, And the darkness did not overcome it.” (John 1:5, NRSV) While writing a sermon on the first chapter of John, I came across this interesting observation from Karoline Lewis in her Fortress Preaching Commentary … Continue reading

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Coping During the Holidays

“It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.”—Chinese Proverb As we approach the Winter Solstice, the days continue to get darker and darker. Likewise, the world around us feels like a darker place as well. The … Continue reading

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Holiday Survival Kit

HOLIDAY SURVIVAL KIT Simple but effective uses of herbs/essential oils to beat the winter blues. DEPRESSION/ANXIETY Frankincense—Johns Hopkins University did a study in 2016 that proved burning frankincense helps to alleviate anxiety and depression. The essential oil can also be … Continue reading

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Ritual: Claiming Our Power During the Darkest Days of the Year

Ritual from November’s Welcoming Circle: Claiming Our Power During the Darkest Days of the Year PROTECTION OIL (David Taliesin) 7-9 drops of Hyssop Essential Oil 1/4 cup olive oil As the days grow shorter, may the light within shine brighter … Continue reading

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Time Keeps On Ticking

People mark time in different ways. Some of us carry a physical calendar with us to keep track of events and appointments. Others use a virtual one on our cell phones. Some have four seasons and all the delightful changes … Continue reading

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