Archive for December, 2012

Immanuel–God with Us

Immanuel–God with Us

0 by / on December 25, 2012, 6:30 pm / in Faith

  Last night I closed up the hens and thanked them for their eggs and told them it was Christmas Eve… As though from long habit I quoted: “For unto us a child is born, and unto us a son is given, and the government will be upon his shoulders, and he shall be called Immanual.” Which means, I told […]

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A Winter Solstice Gazebo Supper

A Winter Solstice Gazebo Supper

0 by / on December 22, 2012, 12:45 am / in Celebrations

  Today is the first day of winter; tonight is the longest of the year. Tomorrow we turn toward the light–toward ever lengthening days. I am giddy at the thought. Come Winter!  Bring the light! Mark and I often host Winter Solstice gatherings to take note of this turning point in Earth’s annual trek around the Sun, but this year […]

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Snow… Falls Gently… and God is.

Snow… Falls Gently… and God is.

0 by / on December 19, 2012, 3:18 am / in Community, Faith

Our first snow came today.  At least the first that stuck to the ground. The hens explored the effect of snow-on-dirt after peering out from their hen house door.  I imagine those hens who stood behind whomever blocked the door eventually pushed her out so they toppled together in the cold white fluff. Snow felt appropriate today, after a hard […]

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My work is loving the world… Mary Oliver

My work is loving the world… Mary Oliver

0 by / on December 14, 2012, 5:29 am / in Community, Faith

  And I quote, “WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT. YOU HAVEN’T READ MARY OLIVER?!?!? Okay. Okay. I’m breathing again. Send me your address ASAP.” Allison–High School Principle, former student and one of my most memorable Teaching Assistants And not 24 hours later Allison’s favorite collection of poems by Mary Oliver arrived on my doorstep. Thank you Allison, for introducing me to […]

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The Advent Journey

The Advent Journey

0 by / on December 6, 2012, 7:20 pm / in Celebrations, Community, Faith

My long-time friend, Jana, sent me this miniature terracotta creche from Italy a few years ago. The pieces are no more than 1/2 inch tall and can be moved around the stable.  Two-year-old Juniper plays with them gently; she likes little things, perhaps they seem more manageable in a big world. We have five weeks of Advent Sundays this year, […]

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