Anticipation and Celebration–Advent and Christmas 2022
During Advent, the world eagerly awaits the birth of the Christ child again in our hearts. Created by Victoria Pepe, our new online video exhibit depicts both sentiments through the lively, colorful visual art of Marie Malluk, Victoria Pepe, Susan Ceely Philips, Joan Silinsh and Margery Westin. Seasonal poetry and music by Carole Gregory and Victoria Pepe are also offered in the links below. The exhibit runs until the end of the year.
Christ in my Heart at Christmas
A Christmas version of I Corinthians 13By Brian R. Godshall 12/14/97 © 2010 If I sing with the tongues of a Bing Crosby or the Boys Choir of Harlem, but have not Christ in my heart at Christmas, I may be only a Christmas with the Chipmunks tape or an Elmo & Patsy 8-track. If […]
A License to Love
Nothing will get you into the Christmas Spirit faster than playing Santa Claus in a New York City department store. For actors, the competition to be cast in these jobs is fierce. Even when appearing in a major Broadway show, I would portray Santa at Macys, Sachs or Bloomingdales by day, then act and sing on Broadway at night!
It’s Christmas Eve
Madeline L’Engle’s book The Irrational Season has been the basis of this year’s Advent blog. As Advent ends and we welcome the Christ Child, I share these words, and also some words of thanks. This is an irrational season…and God is irrational. Who would think God, almighty God, would choose to touch down in our world, coming […]
Bit by Bit
I am blessed to live on the Hudson River and look out on a beautiful park filled with glorious trees. I watch the seasons come and go, buds form, leaves bloom, colors turn, leaves fall until the barrenness arrives. It always comes as a surprise, stark and surreal those barren branches. The very same […]