Monthly Archives: December 2014

everyday stuff

The little everyday stuff is where it’s at. While waiting for momentous happenings and special occasions, I miss, for the most part, the beauty all around. The glory of the incarnation is shouting for me to notice. One of my … Continue reading

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nature sings

I was struck by the words of a very familiar Christmas carol yesterday. We were singing Joy to the World and you know how by the time you get to the part and heaven and nature sing you’re usually on … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve

“In the tender compassion of our God the dawn from on high shall break upon us, to shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death, and to guide our feet into the way of peace.” (First … Continue reading

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Solstice

What a wonderful gift! I woke up this morning to increasing daylight. Admittedly, it is only a few seconds, but the psychological value of those seconds is enormous. When I worked for the F.A.A. in Anchorage, I always exclaimed on … Continue reading

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O, Christmas tree

We bought a Christmas tree yesterday. In fact, we bought two living trees. We couldn’t resist. One is a twelve-foot Western Red Cedar with variegated leaves—magnificent. It’s not exactly a Christmas tree, meaning, how will we ever hang ornaments on … Continue reading

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Christmas in July

Often in our travels I come across a memento that reminds me of someone and I buy it, thinking I will give it to that person for Christmas. But when I get home, I cannot help but give it away. … Continue reading

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Advent thoughts

The preparatory work I do in this Advent time, as much as I grouse and complain about the busyness can “be a part of the Christ forming in us which is the meaning of our life. To it we must … Continue reading

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