Category: Advent Blog 2021

  • As Mary Moves On…

    From that fateful dayOf a special kind of impregnationWhen she first knows,BelievesThat the seed of a life  Has been plantedHas taken holdOf her body  Of her mind Of her spirit As Mary moves on.. Into day after dayOf a not necessarily special kind of gestation That pulsesThat flows That throbsIn the pleasure of knowingIn the […]

  • Mary

    A poem of the amazing story of Mary.

  • Breaking News

    And if it please thee, let it be so that I put onthe mind of Mary.From:  Putting on the Mind of MaryBeth A. Gery Mary, mere budding floweret in your innocence, youwere the first one to hear the news and believe – refusing todismiss it as a fanciful burst of inspiration springing forthfrom your own […]

  • Season of Light (Bulbs) 

    “God provides the electricity but you’ve got to turn on the switch.” I heard this clever quip recently and it is indeed a great analogy.  However – at least in my experience -sometimes merely turning on a switch doesn’t do the trick.  Sometimes you need a whole new bulb. Just a couple weeks ago, five […]

  • Music to Soothe the Soul

    Twenty years ago, New York City was still recovering from 9/11.  New Yorkers were more aware of one another and were quicker to apologize as we bumped into each other, especially on crowded trains or sidewalks. Nevertheless, everyone was tense, edgy, and nervous. As the days grew shorter, the air was still filled with the […]

  • God Made me Tall and Straight

    Recently, I have been diagnosed with Osteoporosis.  This was shocking to me since I have always been proud of myself for being tall with a good posture.  I found out that Asian women are more prone to Osteoporosis. This reminded me of seeing many Korean elderly women with bent backs in Korea many years ago.   […]

  • An Encounter…

    She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her; those who hold her fast will be blessed. Proverbs 3:18 (NSV) My least favorite thing to do is grocery shopping. It’s mundane, boring, and especially living in New York City, it is no fun. However, I was at BJs recently, the other […]

  • When Hope Seems Distant

    On January 19, 2021, I headed to a local clinic for a simple test requested by my doctor. It was meant to be a simple in-and-out test called an endoscopy. But as my doctor and the anesthesiologist watched the monitor, they saw my heartbeat climbing into the stratosphere. I was in AFib, where the beat […]

  • A Gift of Time in Darkness

    On a recent advent blog, I shared my feelings of being on a ferris wheel, going round and round, hoping to find a way to make it stop, so that I can step off again. Well, the ferris wheel stopped for me and my family this past October. My mom transitioned to be with her […]

  • A Dear, Dear Friend

    My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.  Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friend. John 15: 12-13 Friendship is truly one of the greatest gifts of all time.  Gwen and I had met about ten years prior, not childhood friends but rather […]