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Q Combinations 4: Donne, Chagall and a possible prayer of Jacob's

This is a complete mismatch chronologically – but there seems an undeniable synergy here (to me at least). For Jacob (the deceiver) is the one from whom the nation is named and the one privileged with extraordinary divine encounters. 198 altre parole

Bible

Wisdom, Folly, and Maliciousness

Above:  Herbert Spencer (1820-1903)

Image in the Public Domain

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The Collect:

Almighty God, you gave us your only Son

to take on our human nature and to illumine the world with your light. 387 altre parole

Christmas

Devotion for January 2, Year C (ELCA Daily Lectionary)

Above:  Herbert Spencer (1820-1903)

Image in the Public Domain

Wisdom, Folly, and Maliciousness

SATURDAY, JANUARY 2, 2016

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The Collect:

Almighty God, you gave us your only Son… 396 altre parole

January

Christian Poems XIV: Kenyon, Spires, and Donne

Let Evening Come

by Jane Kenyon

Let the light of late afternoon
shine through chinks in the barn, moving
up the bales as the sun moves down. 812 altre parole

Christianity

Death be not proud, though some have called thee

This is one of John Donne’s most famous poems from the seventeenth century, “Death be not proud”, a cry of defiance against the idea of death as the Grim Reaper who all should fear. 406 altre parole