Monday, December 25, 2006

INVITATION TO TWELVE DAYS

CRASHING INTO CHRISTMAS. One weary holiday frolicker was overheard praying, "...and forgive us our Christmases as we forgive those who Christmas against us." That seems to reflect the experience of many. Frazzled from preparations, many are relieved when December 25th passes. But that's not the way it's supposed to be. That's not the way it has to be. There's another realistic possibility.

A 12-DAY ALTERNATIVE. Tired of crashing into Christmas? Will you spend the next several weeks recovering from it? Consider joining me in a gentle but intentional spiritual journey from Christmas Day to Epiphany. These "Twelve Days of Christmas" offer an opportunity to receive gifts and reflect on spiritual graces together--one day at a time. I've prepared readings and journaling exercises for each day from December 25th through January 6th that flow from a Christian discipline that runs deeper than commercial Christmas.

DAILY READINGS & JOURNAL EXERCISES. I invite you to track the days with me. I will be sharing my prepared readings and spiritual exercises with our Bicycle India 2007 group each morning. You can access the 12 readings/exercises online. Instead of putting Christmas way and cleaning up its debris, savor it. Explore the extent of its meaning and gifts.

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