“Keep Your O” – The Christmas Antiphons

“Keep Your O” – The Christmas Antiphons

The Advent tradition of the O Antiphons used in liturgical worship through prayer and song starts December 17 and continues through December 23.  Each of the seven O Antiphons focuses on a prophetic title of Jesus. May this lead us to gaze afresh on Him.   To consider...
Blended Listening

Blended Listening

Pondering how to draw near to God today, I notice three themes show up regularly in our latest conversations.  Breath prayer.  Lectio Divina.  Creativity. Lord, what are Your invitations for this day?  Be still, daughter. Listen.  I pause and I wonder.  As one who...

Found Poem: Words that Delight

Who among us does not have dreams that this year will be different? It is not over,  this birthing. There are always newer skies into which God can throw stars. You enter the  extraordinary by way of the ordinary. In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Even a...
Dream Big, Be Brave, and Hire an Editor

Dream Big, Be Brave, and Hire an Editor

The New York Times Best Seller List began on October 12, 1931. As writers, we dream of hitting the best seller list. Don’t we wish we could do it easily, miraculously with our very first draft? Writing demands much of us and often, so do our dreams. We dream of the...
Between

Between

Between This line  And the next I may have Fought a dragon Or was it a dragonfly?   Between  This line And the next I may have strolled around the block Or down the lane On another planet. Between  This line And the next I may have chatted with a friend Over a...
Friends of the Blind Man at Bethsaida – Mark 8: 22-26

Friends of the Blind Man at Bethsaida – Mark 8: 22-26

Josiah’s been my best friend since birth, or so our mothers say. I don’t remember us crawling in the dust together or toddling among the olive grove as our mothers gathered olives. What I do remember is how he loved trees, climbing them, even when we were so very...

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