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December 24, 2017

For Christmas Day

You can probably sing it from memory. Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start. When you read, you begin with ABC, when you sing you begin with Do, Re, Mi.

So let’s think about beginnings. How do we begin to tell a story? Once upon a time. Long, long ago. In olden times. Far away, in the midst of a pine forest, there lived. Or simply: let me tell you a...

December 23, 2017

For the Fourth Sunday of Advent + Gospel, the annunciation, Luke 1:26-38

It’s complicated. It’s one of the eleven options on Facebook for your relationship status. But what does complicated mean? Still living with the ex? Getting back together? On and then off? Something else? Friends with benefits? One blogger called complicated relationships dysfunctional relationships! But—wouldn’t you...

December 21, 2017

Two newspaper articles caught my attention last Sunday. The first discussed the ongoing “war on Christmas” and whether the United States is a religious nation that respects Christianity and its role in our culture and history. To some, the watered down “happy holidays” is an insult. In fact, the American Family Association publishes a “Naughty and Nice” list, scolding companies that it be...

December 8, 2017

Did you get the alert? Did you hear the mind-boggling scientific news released in October?

As the report goes, weeks earlier some scientists got the alert that a satellite had detected a gamma ray burst. Two stars—larger than our sun—swirled around each other a thousand times a second.  Until they collided. They then radiated waves and a torrent of electromagnetic radiation.

Anyway, the sci...

December 8, 2017

I go right for the bright ones—the reds and oranges. I’m an autumn leaf peeper, drawn to the beauty of fall foliage like a bee to honey. If I’m walking, running, or driving a car my eye goes toward the colors bright and rare, that are here today and gone tomorrow. Ah, such beautiful melancholy!

Several times I’ve traveled to New England to be there for peak brightness. But like so many thi...

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