I have to be honest. This pastor’s Christmas joy was a little flat this year. But inspire of how I felt, there was a lot of joy in the middle of the mess. This Advent opened in a true Spirit of anticipation. I was aware of my own sense of waiting and longing. It collapsed around … More Christmas in the Emergency Department
What do pastors do to prepare for Christmas, you ask? We vacuum. We untangle Christmas lights. We find missing hymnals and restock the pews. We set up an ironing board so that the choir can “freshen” up their robes. We resuscitate poinsettias that someone forgot to water. (And compost the ones that don’t make it.) … More Let ev’ry heart prepare…
Cross-posted from RevGals today… Holy One, we are in this time of almost but not yet. We tell of your promised return but not yet. Of the wearied hearts who wait and grieve and yet rejoice for it is that time for the Babe to be our King… and yet not quite yet. This Advent … More Cross-posted: Friday Prayer – Almost but not yet
Winter Solstice Blessing From Karen Clark’s blog and book A Path of She Nature remembers what we humans have forgotten – that every cycle must return to stillness, and to the dark. Every out-breath requires an in-breath Every outer endeavor turns back inward to its origins, its center, in order to begin again. From death … More Winter Solstice Blessing
The Spirit blows where She wills. I will hope and pray and keep listening.
Doing. Nothing. In case you wondered, I’m not very good at that. My first idea for this evening was to work at finishing a project which was meant to be a present (which will be done by Christmas NEXT year). Then I was going to bake cookies. My heartfelt response? MEH! The only thing that … More Doing. Nothing. (Learning about Joy)