All the ends of the earth . . .

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Epiphany – 12th night – January 6th or 7th depending on your culture.
Manifestation of the Divine sparkling through this earthly existence.
This is what that 12 days of Christmas song is all about!
In days past, Christmas celebrations began only on the 25 and climaxed on Epiphany.

This was my mother Alice’s Nativity set which I made and sold years ago.
Mom left it behind – along with her earthly body and other possessions – September 20, 2014 at the age of 104.
I am happy to have it in my home this year.

I made the wise men who were not kings but “magi” as representing the wisdoms of the East. They brought splendid gifts, which I imagine supported Mary, Jesus and Joseph when they were refugees in Egypt. We have the gift of prayer, represented by the daily Incense of the Moslem world’s prayer. We celebrate the riches of the earth as Gold from the African, and are strengthened in the hard parts of our journey by the example of the gift of abnegation, symbolized by Myrrh, by a meditative begging Buddhist monk. The 4th wise man comes from a legend and this is the only set to have it. I was thinking about the ancient wisdom of China and its riches for the rest of us.

May we indeed all come together in the light of peace and fellowship before God, the mystery of our lives. Let each of us help it happen SOON!

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  1. al ellis
    September 29, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    Beautiful. PeaceNow dear Lord, please.

    • Trina Paulus
      October 12, 2017 at 10:00 pm

      Dear Al and everyone, Thank you for your wishes for peace. Amen!
      Forward in hope always.

  2. diana mae polito
    October 12, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    I was graced by the presence of the devine soul of the universe to extend my gratitude and appreciation for creating such a magnificent work of art…
    I, just today, (no kidding) re-read HOPE FOR THE FLOWERS. I so adore you for messages of hope, love, acceptance and transformation. I shall always and forever be with you in spirit… flower to flower…
    Until we reach the end of our journey ..


  3. Christina Whitcomb
    December 30, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    I purchased your beautiful nativity set with Mary and Joseph at a local thrift shop but was missing baby Jesus.
    Could I purchase one from you?
    Would love to complete!

    • Trina Paulus
      December 31, 2017 at 8:38 pm

      Hi, I just replied on the email you also sent. There is no production right now and we are deciding if we can start up again.
      Please keep in touch!



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