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Christmas Haiku

Advent comes again
time for watching and waiting
fill your days with hope

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Topics: Devotional and Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: Advent and Christmas. Ages: All Ages. Resource Types: Poetry and Readings.

Modern Magnificat

My soul sings in gratitude.

I’m dancing in the mystery of God.

The light of the Holy One is within me

and I am blessed, so truly blessed.

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Topics: Devotional and Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: Advent and Christmas. Texts: Luke. Resource Types: Poetry and Readings.

Awakened World 2012: Learning to See in a “Wholly holy Way.”

Awakened World 2012, http://www.agnt.org/awakened2012.html was recently convened and hosted in Italy by three American organizations. I learned about the conference through the Association of Global New Thought, one of the sponsoring organizations, http://www.agnt.org/charter/conveners.html.  240 participants came from more than 15 …

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Diana Butler Extended Interview- PBS

“I think that people who are leaving church, or people who call themselves spiritual but not religious, are raising really significant questions about faith, about community life and about the future of religion that religious leaders should pay more attention to,” says religion scholar Diana Butler Bass, author of Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening. Watch more of our interview with her about the religious implications of the rise of the religiously unaffiliated.

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Promises, Promises

What’s a promise worth, any more? Surely one of the most peculiar phenomena in America’s peculiar politics has been Grover Nordquist’s no-tax-increase pledge. It was signed solemnly by countless Republican politicians over the last couple of decades. …

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Carols at Kaurihohore Historic Church

This service is a response to loving the traditional 9 lessons and carols but being aware that starting with ‘the fall of man’ is not the main Good News that our progressive church wants to express to our surrounding community members when they come to church once a year for Christmas carols!

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The Posadas Song

English and Spanish verses of the song traditionally sung as Joseph and Mary search for shelter.

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Topics: Arts and Music, Devotional, and Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 2: Pluralism. Seasons & Special Events: Advent. Resource Types: Music, Poetry, and Readings.

Ode to the Dark Virgin

On December 12, 1531, on a hill where the goddess Tonantzin had been worshipped before the Spanish conquest of Mexico, the Virgin Mary appeared to an Indian peasant named Juan Diego. This dark-skinned apparition became known as the Virgin of Guadalupe.

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Topics: Devotional and Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 2: Pluralism and Point 3: Inclusive Community. Seasons & Special Events: Advent. Resource Types: Poetry.

Hope Unseen

(based on John 5: 37-47, Romans 8: 18-25)

When one comes in a never-uttered name
God wins the glory for all that is done:
It’s in hoping for what cannot be claimed
That every inch of justice is won.

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The Flow

A meditation

One day, several years ago, I took our dog Kai for a walk. Just outside our home in Mill Valley, California, next to our steep driveway, was a flume where water ran in the rainy season. Halfway …

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Lord’s Prayer

Dear One, closer to us than our own hearts, farther from us than the most distant star, you are beyond naming.

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Topics: Devotional and Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Eight points. Prayers: The Lord's Prayer. Resource Types: Prayers.

A 21st Century Lord’s Prayer

Great divine spirit of love that is at the core of everything and from which all life flows,
We acknowledge your healing and transforming power.

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Topics: Devotional and Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Eight points. Prayers: The Lord's Prayer. Resource Types: Prayers.

A New Lord’s Prayer

Breath, love, hope, inspiration
– truth that sings forth from within
even as I am enveloped with its challenge,

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Topics: Devotional and Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Eight points. Prayers: The Lord's Prayer. Resource Types: Prayers.

The Daily Prayer

A contemporary rendering of the Lord's Prayer

O Divine Power of Creation
Hallowed be thy name
The mystery of thy grace be with us

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Topics: Devotional and Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Eight points. Prayers: The Lord's Prayer. Resource Types: Prayers.

The Lord’s Prayer

Good caring presence within us, around us, and above us;
Hold us in a sense of mystery and wonder.

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Topics: Devotional and Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Eight points. Prayers: The Lord's Prayer. Resource Types: Prayers.

Divine DNA

Never forget that you are amazing, just as you are. And so is everyone else.

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