Almost There


The last Sunday before Advent gives us all the Light we will get before the Coming of the Light on Christmas. It is so much brighter than it was when we began four weeks ago, but we still are in semi-darkness. I can’t quite see everything that is there for me in the light. So [Read More...]

With Two or Three


This year for the first time in a long while, I am observing Advent and celebrating Christmas with a community of which I am a part. It is a lovely gift-instructive and comforting. While I cherish the solitude that is part of my every day routine, I am swept up in the shared wakefulness that [Read More...]

Paying Attention


Second week of Advent, and the the words keep popping up: Wake up! Watch! Keep Alert! To which of them am I supposed to attend?  There are so many sounds, sights, aroma, textures in the air, on the ground, all around. The glut of  son et lumiere overwhelms me and makes me soporific. Which sign informs [Read More...]

Waiting in the Dark


For what am I waiting this first day of Advent? for what do I long? If I am honest, there is almost always something a little “adventish” in my spirit,” a little place where I am all too aware that not everything is as it should be, that somethings are still amiss, that something remains [Read More...]