Come Darkness, Come Light…

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The Connection will be on hiatus for the Christmas holiday.  See you in 2014!

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Merry Christmas from the staff at the Clergy Health Initiative!

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One of my favorite Christmas songs is by Mary Chapin Carpenter, called “Come Darkness, Come Light.” With it’s longing and hesitation, it is perfect for dark Advent nights.  I love how it includes both those running and those “walking slow.”  That’s how we come, isn’t it?  Sometimes we’re full of hope and confidence and other times we’re stumbling in doubt.  The beauty is in coming anyway.

Come darkness, come light
Come new star, shining bright
Come love to this world tonight
Alleluia

Come broken, come whole
Come wounded in your soul
Come anyway that you know
Alleluia

Come doubting, come sure
Come fearful to this door
Come see what love is for
Alleluia

Come running, come walking slow
Come weary on your broken road
Come see Him and shed your heavy load
Alleluia

There’s a humble stable and a light within
There’s an angel hovering and three wise men
Today a baby’s born in Bethlehem
Alleluia

Come darkness come light
Come new star burning bright
Come love to this world tonight
Alleluia

-Mary Chapin Carpenter

Warm wishes for a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

–Caren Swanson

 

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About Caren Swanson

Caren is a former Wellness Advocate with Spirited Life who hails from a small town in the hills of NH, but currently lives in Durham, NC with her family. She enjoys growing, picking and arranging flowers, climbing the magnolia trees in Duke Gardens with her daughter Clara, and hosting potlucks with friends and neighbors.

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