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December 18, 2017
Mystical Rose Among Thorns
Maria walks amid the thorn Kyrie eleison. Maria walks amid the thorn, Which seven years...
December 07, 2017
What Child Is This?
My wife is holding my hand to her stomach, gently gliding my fingers just beneath...
December 04, 2017
The highways that snake down and around rural Iowa are dark. Enough that, if you...
December 22, 2016
Gird Yourselves, Yet Be Shattered
Of Lanecia A. Rouse Tinsley’s small encaustic Advent paintings, my favorite is Meditation on the...
December 16, 2016
Poetry Friday: “A Christmas Story”
In “A Christmas Story,” Robert Cording evokes Aleksander Wat (1900-1967), a Polish poet that converted...
December 13, 2016
By Suzanne M. Wolfe These are dark times. Here in the northern hemisphere the sun...
December 09, 2016
Poetry Friday: “Advent” by Bruce Bond
I’ve heard many people say we’ve never needed poetry more than we do now, but...
December 02, 2016
Poetry Friday: “Advent”
Of course you’ve heard of “El Niño.” And you know that it refers to the...
December 21, 2015
Come, Lord Jesus
I've always loved Advent's "O" Antiphons. These are the prayers traditionally voiced during the final...
December 18, 2014
Thinking About Poverty
What better time than Advent to ponder what poverty means? After all, Christ became poor...
December 12, 2014
It’s Advent and I’m Done Waiting
This is not an Advent post. There are enough of those out there. Writing of...
December 01, 2014
Mantras for Advent
Last year at this time I wrote about suggestions my spiritual director had given me...
December 19, 2013
Blow on the Coal of the Heart
I light the first candle of Advent. We have no wreath. This is our first...
December 09, 2013
Going Home by a Different Way: The
Guest post by Stuart Scadron-Wattles Troubadour. The word conjures up for me an image of...
December 02, 2013
“What should I do for Advent this year, Bill?” The year was 1993. Bill had...
January 01, 2013
Twelve Days To Sit with the God-Made-Man
As a child, I was somewhat confused by the partridge in the pear tree and...
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