Episode Six: Christmas Cheer!

Hello, Friends! 

I'm back in the States and relishing my holiday. All I've done is eat, sleep, play with my dog, see friends and read outloud by the Christmas tree with my mother. Oh, and by the way: I officially graduated! I've already been working on my PhD, but I officially graduated from my masters just before I came home. A good way to end the first semester!

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This week's episode is a short collection of ramblings on my favourite Christmas traditions, and some thoughts on how Christmas invites us into the mystery of the incarnation... God become man! 

For links to all my favourite Christmas cheer, check out this old blog post...

Also make sure to check out my Christmas spotify playlist...

Oh, And I've also really enjoyed this playlist of advent choral music that I found through my sister...

 

1. Literary - "The Coming," R.S. Thomas

 Thomas looks like he himself is the coming.

Thomas looks like he himself is the coming.

The Coming

And God held in his hand

A small globe. Look, he said.

The son looked. Far off,

As through water, he saw

A scorched land of fierce

Colour. The light burned

There; crusted buildings

Cast their shadows; a bright

Serpent, a river

Uncoiled itself, radiant

With slime.

 

                 On a bare

Hill a bare tree saddened

The sky. Many people

Held out their thin arms

To it, as though waiting

For a vanished April

To return to its crossed 

Boughs. The son watched

Them. Let me go there, he said.

2. Visual - Magnificat, Taize Stained Glass Window

 I think I said this was the annunciation... it is not. It is the Magnificat. :)

I think I said this was the annunciation... it is not. It is the Magnificat. :)

3. Musical - "Welcome to Our World," Michael W. Smith 

Wishing you all a beautiful Christmastide!

You are so very loved.

Peace,

Joy

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