Tag Archives: Christmas


In this week before Christmas I feel as if the world is sinking. Sinking to a worse self: falling out of line with the rhythms of hope that we need to survive and thrive. The earth itself seems forced to … Continue reading

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I choose the dark

“Somewhere in the shadows we find faith that is bold enough to chase away our fears, that is bold enough to chase away our tears.” Joe Jencks During this “sun-less” season in the northern hemisphere, and in the season of … Continue reading

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Birthing is about Christmas

birthing is about Christmas   it is scarlet blood and vanilla-sweet new born scent it is befriending the messiness we cannot explain and holding the myths and mysteries of belonging like a sparrow in our hands with gratitude and awe … Continue reading

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One Thousand kisses

  quit talking dear lover dear companion dear friend there’s wine on the table and bread in the pantry and my heart is far beyond rumbling please don’t go turning wine into water or loaves into slices or love into … Continue reading

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When Christmas is Over

“When the song of the angels is stilled, When the star in the sky is gone, When the kings and princes are home, When the shepherds are back with their flock, The work of Christmas begins: To find the lost, … Continue reading

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The poverty of Christmas

I took a walk downtown Seattle at noon today. It is Christmas Eve. I have been feeling a bit broken, in need of some mending. I was hoping for words, smiles, dancing children, a street musician or two, maybe a … Continue reading

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A Godforsaken Advent

My feelings about Advent and Christmas have waxed and waned over the years. When my children were young, we lit candles, read stories, sang songs, and opened a special Advent box that I had decorated. Inside would be an activity … Continue reading

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