Rachel Weeping in the Wilderness and Grief at Christmastime

There is a part of the nativity story that gives me chills every time I read it. It’s today’s gospel reading, Matthew 2:13-18: When the magi had departed, behold,the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said,“Rise, take the child and his mother, flee to Egypt,and stay there until I tell... Continue Reading →

Christmas 2020

We are all approaching this Christmas with different eyes, changed hearts, and a new way of living. We didn’t know last year what we know now, and maybe it wouldn’t have mattered if we did, or maybe it would. It could have ruined the atmosphere thinking of what would happen, or maybe we would live... Continue Reading →

The Beauty of the Crucifixion

My entire life I have struggled with the Crucifixion. I could never wrap my mind around God allowing His Son to go through something like that. To be honest, I don't see that fully going away anytime soon, the problem of evil is my biggest hang up in life, and even when I find an... Continue Reading →

Good Morning

Good morning, how are you today?I was so glad to hear from you.The phone rang with your things to say,And wishes I cannot undo.A heart's wave rose to hear your call,Sunk in emotionless despair,Woke in gratefulness for the allTender, care, friend-love in your air.A meaningless gesture of loveFrom another to another's own,Whispered like sun rays... Continue Reading →

The World Walks

God, the world is so very tired, Just walking one step ahead slowly, Weighed down by the one before it, Head down to neither past nor future see. The little women cry for water now, And children sob in hunger for Their bread. Men crass and hard vow, Not to show pain in th'unending war.... Continue Reading →

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