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Emmanuel

Good news; but if you ask me what it is, I know not; It is a track of feet in the snow, It is a lantern showing a path, It is a door set open. -G.K. Chesterton 1874-1936     Image Copyright : federicofoto

Yearning for joy

The Rev. Canon Anne E. Kitch Canon for Ministry Formation and Transitions Happy are the people who know the festal shout! they walk, O Lord, in the light of your presence. Psalm 89:15 It is unseasonably warm. And not just where I reside, but social media posts suggest a widespread dissatisfaction with the weather. Especially…

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Unprepared and embraced

The Rev. Canon Anne E. Kitch Canon for Ministry Formation and Transitions God takes up the weak out of the dust and lifts the poor from the ashes. Psalm 113:6 “Are you ready for Christmas?” Everyone seems to be asking. “I don’t know why people ask that, no one is ready,” my husband points out….

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Wending our way

Canon Anne E. Kitch Canon for Ministry Formation and Transitions Who holds our souls in life, and will not allow our feet to slip. Psalm 66:8 In the darkness I hear the sound of tires on the wet street as people who have already begun their day commute to work or perhaps make their way…

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Multitude

The Rev. Canon Anne E. Kitch Canon for Ministry Formation and Transitions The Lord shall watch over your going out and your coming in, from this time forth for evermore. Psalm 121:8 “And suddenly, there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host,” the narrator proclaims with confidence. I almost hold my breath…

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A trace of the holy

The Rev. Canon Anne E. Kitch Canon for Ministry Formation and Transitions You trace my journeys and my resting-places and are acquainted with all my ways. Psalm 139:2 In the moment before I scrape off the windshield, I notice the intricate patterns in the frost. I hesitate, remove my glove, and try to follow the…

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Laying aside burdens

The Rev. Canon Anne E. Kitch Canon for Ministry Formation and Transitions Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Psalm 51:11 “You need to take something off your plate,” my wise friend tells me in what is perhaps the understatement of the year. No kidding. But rather…

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Wild creature of God

The Rev. Canon Anne E. Kitch Canon for Ministry Formation and Transitions I know every bird in the sky, and the creatures of the fields are in my sight. Psalm 50:11 I know the creature’s presence by the rustling in the bushes. Squirrel? Bird? Chipmunk? I stop, letting the world settle around me. More than…

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Along the river of life

The Rev. Canon Anne E. Kitch Canon for Ministry Formation and Transitions Your statutes have been like songs to me wherever I have lived as a stranger. Psalm 119:54 I pick up just the right kind of flat stone and skip it across the water. Not my best, but not too shabby either. The scene…

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Dawn from on high

The Rev. Canon Anne E. Kitch Canon for Ministry Formation and Transitions By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. Luke 1:78-79 In…

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