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Merry Christmas!

This morning, my husband sent me off to spend a few quiet hours by myself. 

I spent most of that time reading.

After the reading part of my morning gave way to the errands part, I had time to think while driving alongside the ocean.

I thought about the most surprising aspect of my recent political journey: becoming, after decades mostly fluctuating between atheism and agnosticism, Christian again. 

I can’t yet explain the connection between reading these horrifying things and being assured of some greater grace binding us all together. It seems counterintuitive, even to me. 

Someday, I might try. For now, though, I have other things to learn and places to focus my time and efforts.

So for now, I’ll sit in the sunshine next to my Santa-hat-wearing seven-year-old and simply say, be yours secular or religious:

Merry Christmas.

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  1. December 24, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Merry Christmas to you, Deborah. Dump that Chomsky for a day or two, and have fun!

    • December 24, 2016 at 12:44 pm

      LOL! I’m almost done with the book, and I’ve got a stack of used horror bought from an old-fashioned bookstore to keep me smiling … though that, too, may seem odd. So much of time with my mom in it! :p

  2. December 24, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Merry Christmas to all … enjoy the peace and joy of the season.

  3. December 24, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    And to you and yours. Spread kindness like confetti and revel in peace and joy.

  4. December 24, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    Merry Christmas ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

  5. December 24, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    Merry Christmas.

  6. December 24, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    Merry Christmas! I, too, became a Christian again (several years ago now.) For me it was part of learning to love in spite of severe PTSD. I always tell people I’m a “practicing Christian” since I have to practice a lot! Learning over and over again just what I believe, and why. I keep being shocked by little things I never learned until Christ decided it was time to teach me. Go gently, and go with God.

  7. Deb
    December 24, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    Merry Christmas Deb ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. December 24, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    Merry Chistmas.๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ˜Š

  9. December 26, 2016 at 5:59 am

    Here’s a late Merry Christmas!

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