Category Archives: My novels and writings

Parable of the Ten Bridesmaids–My Contemplation

Contemplation: Read the Scripture slowly three times. Seek God’s presence in prayer.  Sit in silence for 20 minutes. Journal.  Matthew 25:1-13 (NIV) The Parable of the Ten Virgins 25 At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins … Continue reading

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Easter Reflection

Easter was almost upon us. It was snowing outside my window–heavy white April snow that I hoped wouldn’t damage the dogwoods which were about to blossom. I was so looking forward to enjoying their white glow, but it got very … Continue reading

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Suffering of the Beloved

I find myself thinking about suffering in a new way–my brother is very ill with septicemia and pneumonia. One lung was severely damaged. The other was clear. It seemed to happen very fast but no doubt he’d been getting weaker … Continue reading

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Lanterns for Dark Nights

During the up and down time of serious illness of our loved ones, when we feel lost and helpless, we so need comfort. My brother’s recent serious illness had me crying, aware that he might die.  Of course, I hoped … Continue reading

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More Life–Dry Bones Sermon

What a joy it was to hear the choir at Bates Memorial Presbyterian Church practicing “Dry Bones” for the worship service on the fifth Sunday of Lent. It was both inspiring and fun.  The children stayed after their children’s moment … Continue reading

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Weightless

The ocean is right outside my balcony. Immediately after we arrived at St AugustineBeach, I sat in a patio chair and I cried. It was March and warm here in Florida and beautiful. Whitecaps broke onto the wide gentle shore. … Continue reading

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Japanese Rituals

Shinto Ritual for Health and Longevity ***       All cultures and religious traditions have rituals for long life and for death too.  In my unpublished biography of Yasunari Kawabata, the young lad is dreading the finality of his grandfather’s death.  … Continue reading

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Books by Christina St Clair

  The following is a list of my currently available books: click on the cover image to go to Amazon to read an excerpt, get a Kindle sample, and/or purchase. Ten Yen–the Making of a Monk: prequel to Ten Yen … Continue reading

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Eat ‘n Park–Sermon about Experiences of God

Sermon Focus:  Read John 3:1-17 (NIV) *** Nicodemus who is a Pharisee comes to Jesus in the night. What does he want. He is possibly a deeply religious leader who must know the Torah well. Jesus asks him, “Are you a teacher … Continue reading

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Pregnancy and Community

I have been delighted and taught by the TV show Call the Midwives.  Not having had any children and a little squeamish about the process, this show has taught me the awe and the struggle of pregnancy and childbirth.  I … Continue reading

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