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Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas!




A Merry Christmas to RevGals and Pals of Good Cheer!

Last night at Midnight Mass the lovely words of John's Gospel rang out:

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.

I thought with gratitude, then, of my many blessings. The RevGals and the friendships formed in this community are chief among the blessings that pour forth from the Word of God in my life - in many of our lives.

Questing Parson has marked his participation in this group, and his gratitude for it, with a wonderful gift to Heifer International, one of the RevGals' favorite charities! Be sure to click on the link open this wonderful gift and send a thank-you back to QP! Props to him for the most appropriate gift he could have chosen! :)

How are you celebrating the Light in your life today? Today's is an open thread and you all are invited to share, in the comments or in a link to their own blog-posts, your celebrations of the Birth of the Christ and your reflections on it.

17 comments:

  1. Happy Christmas Day everyone! Thanks to QP for such a generous gift!

    I had a lovely surprise for my Christmas gift this year. Go check it out!

    Peace,
    Sue

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  2. As Sue, I also had a lovely surprise for my Christmas. Blew me away.

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  3. As Sue, I also had a lovely surprise for my Christmas. Blew me away.

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  4. Although we are having a quiet family Christmas day, I can't stop thinking about yesterday morning. Merry Christmas!

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  5. Hi and Merry Christmas to my revgalblogpals. Thank you QP for the Christmas gift. I do love Heifer International.

    I hope all are having a good day with family and friends and sharing gifts with one another. We are having an exciting day at the Wilke house. But if you read St.John's Rev Abi: When the flu bug bites... you'll know what I got for Christmas and why I haven't blogged in awhile.

    I too am thankful for my revgalblogpals.

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  6. What wonderful christmas stories above! Here is how I am spending Christmas Day, in some solitary reflection.

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  7. Merry Christmas, y'all.

    Your friendships are a gift to me.

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  8. Merry Christmas to everyone.

    In a few hours The Husband and I will go join members of the congregation to prepare a hot meal and pack lunches for tomorrow for some 200 homeless persons at our local Cold Weather Shelter - our annual celebration of Christ's birthday. Meanwhile we are appreciating the gifts given to Heifer and Church World Service in our names by members of the church this year.

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  9. Friday--volunteer stint at the church's Food Pantry. Saturday--meeting to finalize music and visuals for Sunday morning (I was preaching). Sunday morning: two services, two sermons. Sunday night: candlelight service and I got the liturgists sorted and they did a MARVELOUS job and I just stood in the back and took it all in. Today--resting, shoveling snow, walking dog, trying to get rid of migraine. Peace!!!

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  10. Merry Christmas to all! We're just enjoying a low-key Christmas day with family and friends--a lull after all the baking, wrapping, and churching. I hope everyone got some good rest today.

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  11. Merry Christmas, RevGals!

    My family are in Colorado enjoying our family. My sister gave me a "Does This Pulpit Make My Butt Look Big?" t-shirt for Christmas!

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  12. Merry Christmas! We spent yesterday with My Hubby's family, and we are flying to Oklahoma today to spend the rest of the Christmas season with mine.

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