Christmas

A Video Christmas Card: Christmas to Me

Posted by admin on December 14, 2016 at 8:46 pm

Thanks to you all for reading and responding this past year. Here’s a little Christmas greeting for you that asks the important question: What is Christmas to you?

Christmas to me, echoes the mystery
The sacred holy night
A grace so pure and bright.

Christ Has Come, Uninvited

Posted by admin on December 19, 2015 at 10:03 am

It’s almost Christmas. It’s the fourth week of advent. And we wait. But for what?

The Creative Spirit: Mary’s ‘Yes’

Posted by admin on December 20, 2014 at 6:49 am

The creative and artistic process requires a willingness to move beyond “I’m not really equipped for this and don’t yet have all the right experiences” to a simple “yes.”

Today’s Word: Broken

Posted by admin on December 14, 2014 at 9:04 am

As we near Christmas, we recall both the woundedness of our lives and the joy of the birth of the Christ, who came to bind up our wounds, heal our brokenness and fill the empty spaces in our lives.

Today’s Word: Exile

Posted by admin on January 1, 2014 at 1:35 pm

This is the call to a life of active contemplation, to a life of listening for the voice of God and actually expecting to hear something. Not a sound, perhaps, but nevertheless a knowing, a sense of God’s presence and direction.

A Light in Darkness

Posted by admin on December 24, 2013 at 10:11 pm

A Light in Darkness
A Christmas Villanelle
A light in darkness fights off the cold
thrust into the world yet of its own making.
The new life is fragile but the message is bold.
A gentle king, as the prophets foretold,
stirs in the straw and yawns in his waking.
A light in darkness fights off the cold.
A star from the [...]

Today’s Word: Connection

Posted by admin on December 22, 2013 at 9:01 am

The Christmas story is both human and divine, and the divine lies in the “why” of the story. If we cannot fully understand the why, perhaps we can at least kneel in its presence, recognizing the holy — somehow — when we see it.

Today’s Word: Re-gifting

Posted by admin on December 21, 2013 at 10:30 am

God, of course, is the giver of everything that is good and creative in our lives, even though we tend to call these things “mine.” MY gifts, MY time, MY talents. Carelessly and thoughtlessly, we can convince ourselves that we have earned these things when, in fact, they are pure gifts.

A Song for the Season: A Simple Gift

Posted by admin on December 20, 2013 at 6:56 am

ut how can this be? How can he believe?
That an angel came down from above?
Are there those not afraid to live by their faith?
Are there gifts as simple as love?

Today’s Word: Yes

Posted by admin on December 19, 2013 at 7:03 am

The announcement, the call to her in the midst of sleep,
is the very beginning of the story,
the pinhole of opportunity,
the invitation to grace
the way opening to way.