I love gates and all they symbolize. This gate was particularly enticing as it was open and beckoning me through. It was a day of blue shadows falling on the path. The blue shadows of Advent beckon us. Advent is the time to hold our endings even as we cradle our...read more
Prayer Bench friend, Doris Henry of Riverview, New Brunswick, sends this picture she titled "The maple tree stump that defied death." Doris writes: "This was the base of a huge maple tree in my backyard....read more
A special gift for you from the Prayer Bench, an Advent calendar. Each day from December 1 to New Year's Day, it offers you a practice or gesture for creating hope, peace, joy and love in complicated times. Your Advent calendar is available as a free instant download....read more
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