An Advent Calendar is like opening a door to the hope and love of the season.
Hope is God’s promise when it is a dark time for us, when we cannot see signs of change or the possibility of growth. One has to wait and be patient…hope is not a quick fix! The hope which God gives us provides a place to stand that is positive and life giving. Without hope,Continue reading “Amaryllis Bulbs are a Metaphor for Hope”
We are Christmas!
Our heart……that physical organ that beats within us Pumping blood through a network of arteries and veins called our cardiovascular system. Not my words and quite a mouthful but an apt description of this life-giving organ Shared by official sources that define the meaning of words. But we can also picture our hearts existing inContinue reading “Heart and Hope”
Luke’s story – a story about how God, in Jesus Christ, has touched the pain of the world in a new and wondrous and transfiguring way – begins with a priest. With a priest in the temple: Then there appeared to Zechariah an angel of the Lord, standing at the right side of the altar of incense. (LukeContinue reading “Are you Ready?”
We’ve spent a week at the Jersey Shore every summer for the last 17 years. We were so grateful when we found out it would be okay to return this year. The transmission rate of the virus was lower, and we could do the same social distancing there, as we were doing here. It wasContinue reading “Alright”
Almighty God, you are the source of our everything. We are eternally grateful. Here is a beautiful rendition of Great Are You Lord! Here are the lyrics: You give life, You are loveYou bring light to the darknessYou give hope, You restoreEvery heart that is brokenAnd great are You, LordIt’s Your breath in our lungsSoContinue reading “Great are You Lord”
Yesterday, I was pondering over how Mary must have felt when she was told by an Angel that she was the favored one to bear Jesus Christ. Her life was definitely transformed and changed forever. She had no frame of reference to lean on, or a Mother’s guidebook for rearing the Christ child. She didn’tContinue reading “Finding Comfort In Where You Are… And Not Knowing Where You Will End Up”
It’s been nine months. Nine months of stay-at-home orders and daily briefings. Nine months of seeing family & friends through screens. Nine months of sadness, fear, and mourning. That’s such a long time. But do you know what else we can do in nine months? We can grow and birth new life into the world.Continue reading “Nine Months…”
Story taking place in time – place being peace a small room book-lined, a blue chair grey cat upside down beside you pretending sleep, listening as if knowing what the story is about in its own version – a happiness of words taut with attentiveness – the story tightens: in the middle of the farmyardContinue reading “Reading to the Cat in Advent”