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
It’s that time of year. Time to pack up the stockings and ornaments, the wreaths and lights. Time to put away the holiday linens and platters, and the Christmas coffee mug. To be honest, it’s one of my least favorite chores. (It’s right up there with cleaning out the garage and scrubbing bathrooms…) The job … More Here. Let us “help” you.
A light that thrives in the depths of darkness, blazes through murky bottoms. It cannot and will not be quenched. John 1:5 The Voice Merry Christmas! Christ is born and that Light will not be quenched.
Over at RevGalBlogPals this week, I’m hosting the Friday Five! Play along if you’d like! WHOOOOOOOOSH! That was the air rushing out of our collective pool of energy. Whether you led one small service or 5 huge ones, let’s talk about recovery mode. In less than 48 hours, there’s another Sunday service, or a weekday … More Friday Five: Recovery Edition
The cloud cover is denser. The trees are grey. The garden is silent and sleeping. I’m not a fan of winter. The shorter days get to me. When I’m visiting my hospice patients and it’s getting dark before 5 p.m., I find myself drooping. I get home to a list of chores: dinner, dishes, laundry, … More The Longest Night: Intentional Movement towards The Light of the World
This week’s Friday Five is offered by MaryBeth: Good morning, all! In the United States we are waking up from our annual turkey feast, a day and meal surrounded by traditions of all sorts. One of my favorite Thanksgiving morning traditions is listening to a National Public Radio program called “Turkey Confidential,” in which Lynne … More Friday Five: Advent Confidential
Click at your own peril… 1. The Nativity Collection (Started as “the 42 worst nativity sets” but wait… there’s more.) 2. But wait… here’s another one. 3. And one from Laughing Squid where the nativity scene is composed of… yes. Squids.