Month: December 2017

The Wondrous Gift

The Wondrous Gift

He was a giant of a man – and that is being conservative. When he placed his hands upon your head, it was like being encased in a football helmet but somehow those hands were comforting and reassuring beyond any I’ve ever known.  The man was impressive and could have been imposing but he was …

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The Color of Advent

The Color of Advent

The Episcopal Church uses the colors purple/violet or blue as the liturgical color of Advent.  I grew up by the sea in a tiny southeastern North Carolina village.  Blue was the wintertime color of life there, at least in my child mind. Ultramarine ocean, cobalt river, and azure skies greeted my eyes almost every day …

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Empty Trough

The Empty Trough

“Hold on, wait… ok, slow down… just a second, wait!” I feel like my words are a giant, obnoxious, neon sign blaring against our modern Christmastime. I say them over and over again this time of year. In our house, the nativity gets put out first. Michael and I started collecting pieces to our set …

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