Advent Thankful

A Thankful Tuesday List: Two candles lit on the Advent wreath. Quiet morning coffee in the light of the Christmas tree. The Playmobile Nativity Mary and Lightning McQueen going for a ride in the Spy Plane together. My four Pandora stations that basically tell you everything you need to know about me: Dave Barnes Holiday, [Read More...]

Because the eternal birth is always happening…

Advent is for waiting, but I hardly know what to do with that concept. I’ve lived my life celebrating Christmas during this season actually known as Advent. I don’t know how to spend the month of December solemnly waiting. I love my stockings hung by the chimney with care all month long! I love the [Read More...]

Because the eternal birth is always happening…

Advent is for waiting, but I hardly know what to do with that concept. I’ve lived my life celebrating Christmas during this season actually known as Advent. I don’t know how to spend the month of December solemnly waiting. I love my stockings hung by the chimney with care all month long! I love the [Read More...]

Star

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Star “A great and wondrous sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon 
under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head.”
   -Revelation 12:1 “…keep warm this small hot naked star/ fallen into my arms.”  -Luci Shaw, “Mary’s Song”   After the angel dissolved, I stood among [Read More...]

World AIDS Day: Turn it Red

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Ten years ago, as a 22 year-old, I returned home from one month in Kenya and South Africa. That month I studied African cultures and religions, Liberation Theology, and generally got my mind blown by a Baptist theologian in Nairobi who looked like Yoda. Dr Waruta spoke things to me that I’m still processing. He [Read More...]

{Practicing Benedict} A reputation for holiness

Welcome to Mama:Monk’s weekly Wednesday series examining St. Benedict’s Rule and what it’s teaching me about motherhood and the praying life… “No one should aspire to gain a reputation for holiness. First of all we must actually become holy; then there would be some truth in having a reputation for it…” (St. Benedict’s Rule, Chapter [Read More...]


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