Dreaming God’s Dream (Advent, 2006)

The underlying theme for this collection of materials is taken from the creative mind of Dawn Ripley, a writer and conservationist who lives in New Albany, Indiana. Dawn suggested that the four weeks of Advent be taken from the Magnificat, and it was during brainstorming with her that the idea of God’s dream (referring to the peaceable reign of God) came to the surface. 

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Table of Contents:

  • Bulletin art (p. 2)
  • The Song of Mary: A preparation for Advent (p. 4)
  • Art and thoughts for the First Week in Advent (p. 7)
  • I Will Hope in God: A litany for the First Week (p. 9)
  • Walking on Footprints: an Advent meditation (p. 10)
  • Christmas Treasures: an activity for children, youth & others (p. 11)
  • Art and thoughts for the Second Week in Advent (p. 12)
  • A Day of Peace: a litany for the Second Week (p. 14)
  • Art and thoughts for the Third Week in Advent (p. 15)
  • Come, Holy One: a litany for the Third Week (p. 16)
  • Quotes, Poems, & Pithy Sayings (p. 17)
  • Art and thoughts for the Fourth Week in Advent (p. 18)
  • Art and thoughts for Christmas Day (p. 19)
  • The Gifts we Bear: A Sermon for Epiphany Sunday (p. 21)
  • Art and Thoughts for Epiphany (p. 24)
  • Benediction (p. 25)