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It’s Epiphany, time for our parish's annual custom of "the Burning of the Greens" bonfire, and eating  “S’mores.”

S’mores:  The term comes from the fact that when people have their first taste of that wonderful combination of graham cracker, chocolate and toasted marshmallow, they ask for “some more”!   

Which gets me to thinking.

I hereby pronounce a prophetic word over you.  That’s you, the person reading this, and also “you-plural” (ya’ll), the faith community. 

Here’s the prophetic word: That 2012 is going to be a “S’more” year.

This year will bring s’more God-reality into your life.

This year will bring s’more power into your daily prayer (or s’more prayer into your daily routine). 

This year will bring s’more wonder into your daily routine as you discover s’more evidence of God in it.

This year will bring s’more money to you (or s’more God-given ability to make s’more money) as you discover the delight in giving s’more of your money away to do s’more of God’s work in the world.

This year will bring you s’more connection to s’more people, who will bring you s’more surprises.

And this year will bring you s’more joy: the joy of living your life more fully than you ever have before…the joy of not only living into your possibilities, but exceeding what you thought possible, even in your wildest imaginings.

That will happen in 2012. You don't have to believe me. But if you do, by the grace of God, all these blessings will come into your life.

And s'more blessings as well.


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