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LOVE is my shepherd,
I shall not want.
She maketh me to lie down in green pastures,
She leadeth me beside the still waters,
She restoreth my soul.
LOVE leadeth me in the paths of righteousness
for Her name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I shall fear no evil.
For thou art with me,
Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me..
Thou preparest a table before me
in the presence of mine enemies.
Thou anointest my head with oil,
my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the House of LOVE forever.

Amen.

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Today is “12th Night”, the Eve of the Feast of Epiphany.  It marks the arrival of the wise ones, the magi from the east, at the nativity of the Christ Child.

I often think of those seekers, pagan wizards from faraway lands, as they made the long trek over desert sands following the bright star in the sky toward Bethlehem.  Their thirst for Wisdom brought them to Jesus, and Sophia guided them faithfully in resisting the tyranny of Herod.  That is what seeking and learning is all about … following the Spirit, finding God, and battling the fallen powers.

This year, in the household of Rivendell, Epiphany marks a new adventure in wisdom-seeking.  Christopher, our eldest, is  going to be homeschooling.  Well, “unschooling” is a more accurate term for what he is doing.  For those of you who have never heard of unschooling, here is a really good site to check out:  http://sandradodd.com/unschooling

We’re sad that Christopher will not be attending St. Mary’s anymore, and we’re deeply thankful for the many good years he had there.  But we’re also very excited about this new “experiment in truth”.  Not only does it mean that Christopher will have the freedom to learn in a very new way, but also that we will get to spend much more time together.  For that, I’m truly grateful!

Epiphany blessings to each of you!

Shawn

 

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