Monthly Archives: December 2012

New Year Dawning

“A weaving of light and shadow, as the old year dies.  But they are the light and shadows not of sunset, but of dawn – a dawn that will turn its dreams into realities.”                                          31 December 1917 I love a new … Continue reading

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Angels Rejoice!

How the angels must watch the first day when that light reaches a new spot on this eartht hat God so loves – and the great wall of darkness is pushed back one tiny bit – and, oh, the joy … Continue reading

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Light of Joy

“The first impression of Palestine was of the strangely small scale of everything.  But before nightfall one came to realize that this is an intrinsic part – that God wants to show us that nothing is great or small to … Continue reading

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Redemption’s Dawn

  “Once more – after twenty-two years, Christmas Day in Tolga – & again Christmas like in its deepest sense with just a touch of the fondak (native inn) to make it beautiful – common brick walls – earth floor & unglazed windows – such … Continue reading

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Morning Star Rises

“The morning star is so perfectly marvellous these days.  It hangs in the dawn like a great globe of silver fire.  Of all the images of Christ it seems the one that is almost more than an image – it … Continue reading

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