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Jym Shorts - October 24, 2019

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As I continue this short writing series prepping us for our advent series in December (Great Expectations: The Songs of Advent), I turn to an old poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow that has become a stalwart of the Christmas carol season in America.   Longfellow was born in Maine in 1807...

Jym Shorts - October 17, 2019

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It sounds a bit trite to say that I am a fan of C.S. Lewis' writings.  Who isn't? Christians and non-Christians alike delight in the manner in which he turned a phrase, the depths of his insight into the human condition, his quick wit and his ability to weave rhythm and rhyme into...

Jym Shorts - October 10, 2019

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I have been a fan of John Donne's poetry for many years now.  Donne was born in 1572 in London, England. He is known as the founder of the Metaphysical Poets.  Some other noteworthy poets in this category include George Herbert, Richard Crashaw and John Cleveland. The...

Jym Shorts - October 3, 2019

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I am currently in the process of writing the Advent devotional for 2019, and so, even though it is only the early fall, my mind is often on the events surrounding December, the time of year we celebrate the incarnation of God’s Son and his first advent (“arrival”) into our...