Nine Months…

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…”

Reading to the Cat in Advent

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”

Path of Life…

  You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand. Psalm 16: 11 NIV ________________________________________________________________________ There are times that I am overwhelmed on the path of life and I always am calmed by music.  Today I am sharing two songsContinue reading “Path of Life…”

Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow

On this Christmas Eve, I wanted to share with you a favorite hymn of mine, an African American Spiritual called “Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow (the star of Bethlehem).”  Do you know it? Like the more known, “Go Tell it on the Mountain,” the song was passed down orally by slaves and sung at servicesContinue reading “Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow”

The Winter Solstice 2018

Good Evening Friends! On this the shortest day of the year: We all have winters in our lives; Darkness fills our world, Fear is present, We have a longing for companionship, Our struggles seem insurmountable, We feel a sadness that abounds, Some will forsake us, Geography can make us feel isolated, Apart from those weContinue reading “The Winter Solstice 2018”

In the Bleak Midwinter

For so many, the darkest days of the year that lead up to December 21st, the first day of winter are bleak.  Last night, I watched coverage about a massive snow storm in Romania and the rainy weekend the Northeast endured where many are wondering when the rain will end. My Sunday was spent inContinue reading “In the Bleak Midwinter”

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