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EntryWays – Advent Email Retreat Series

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...

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The Maple Tree Stump That Defied Death

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....

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Advent Calendar 2017

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....

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