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Marijke Strong

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Midnight Benedicting

By Marikjke Strong Jeremiah 31:7-14 Happy new day! Happy new beginning! For a split second there is a funny, sweet discomfort between us. Wouldn’t it make sense to say these things more often? Murmur them across the pillow bellow them…
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Naming

by Marijke Strong Isaiah 61:10-62:3 And you shall be called by a new name which the mouth of the Lord shall give. Do you remember how we used to gather bugs in a plastic teapot? Pouring woolly caterpillars and ladybugs…
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Magnificat

By Marijke Strong Luke 1:46-55 My soul magnifies the Lord. Do you remember how on summer nights we would watch stars from the upstairs balcony? (more…)
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Come

by Marijke Strong A six week commitment to writing has shown me how habitually I pile up words, often in play but sometimes also (if I’m honest) to divert attention from the stark truths crouching inside me. Call it chronic…
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Do It Again

By Marijke Strong Second Sunday of Advent Isaiah 40:1-11; Psalm 85; 2 Peter 3:8-15, Mark 1:1-8 Lord – Arundahti Roy says another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day we can hear her…
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Expecting

by Marijke Strong First Sunday of Advent: Isaiah 64:1-9; Psalm 80; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:24-37 God, John of the Cross said we are all pregnant. How do you feel about that? And if it is so, how then are…