Candle and Tree

The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined… For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, […]



The prologue: “And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night …” Winter’s chill is in the air, and the moon is a sliver of frozen light, The world pauses, and silence wraps the shepherds in a holy hush. The black crystal canvas of the […]


Cutout Nativity

Christmas ~  it comes every year and brings with it tinseled trees, bright lights, carols, crèches, joy and laughter.  Christmas also brings Christmas music ~ at or around Halloween, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, grumpy bumper to bumper drivers, fights in the toy aisle, and fights in the TV aisle, anger and sadness. Charlie Brown faces […]



“You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit,  fruit that will last.” John 15:16 As Christmas approaches, the stores are filled with shoppers searching for those special gifts to give to their loved ones come Christmas morning.  Each one hustling through the stores, carefully pondering their […]


Rhea's cooking

I have taken a break from the fun task of making Christmas goodies; slow but syncopated music fills the air; thoughts of family stir in my heart.  I am spending imaginary time with my grandchildren this morning; the music leads the way; they flesh it out.  I’m letting my ideas run their erratic course. Something […]

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The Bible

As I open my Bible to the Old Testament, butterflies dance inside me.   My heart jumps when I read the Old Testament.  The first class in Old Testament in my short stint in seminary ~  whether from the professor’s compassionate homilies or just reading the text ~ was the beginning, the spark, that caused me […]