Answering the Question

Answering the Question

  Squirming came easy. Whether I was squished between my two younger sisters in the middle seat or stretched out on top of lumpy suitcases lining the rear compartment of the wood-paneled station wagon, finding a comfortable position required squirming creativity....
Keeping Your O

Keeping Your O

I’m one who savors the season of Advent and Christmas. I love the quiet holiness that can accompany this season. I delight in the many hymns of Christmas. This morning, when I rolled out of bed, I was humming the tune to O Come, O Come Emmanuel.   “O Come, Thou...
Advent: Watching for the Incognito

Advent: Watching for the Incognito

Incognito Presence   “We may ignore, but we can nowhere evade, the presence of God. The world is crowded with Him . He walks everywhere incognito. And the incognito is not always hard to penetrate. The real labour is to remember, to attend. In fact, to come...

Pursued by the Word

Blessed Lord, who has caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning; Grant that we may in such wise hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by patience and comfort of thy holy Word, we may embrace, and ever hold fast, the blessed hope...

Advent: Listening to our Longings

Advent invites me to listen to my longings…to ponder afresh what I long for in the appearing of Emmanuel, God with us. Join me as we listen to the longings that arise as we savor this piano/cello rendition of O Come, O Come Emmanuel. Click on the title below to...

Advent’s First Sunday

The First Sunday in Advent   The Collect. 1928 The Book of Common Prayer Almighty God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit...