A Window Into Hope

            And now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in You (Psalm 39:7 NKJV). On this first Sunday morning of Advent, we light the candle of Hope. Hope is closely tied to the word advent, which derives from a Latin word that means “coming” or “arrival.” On this…

Why I Celebrate Advent

Today I was surprised to read someone’s prickly remarks about Advent. Their comments watered the sacred tradition of Advent, its candles and liturgy and reflections, into the spiritual equivalent of weak tea. I was startled. And confused. But those comments led me to reflect and ask myself the question, “Why do I celebrate Advent?” I celebrate Advent…

Welcome.

As my byline on this brand new website(!) says, I have dreamed of being a writer ever since I became obsessed with Louisa May Alcott when I was in 4th grade. I am not sure how many times I had read Little Women by that point, but I know I had relived the stories of the…

hope (minus the rainbow)

This evening I was sitting at my dining room table willing Chapter 12 of Riverdale, Season 1, to load on Netflix. When one lives in the country and has used up the month’s internet allotment and it’s a crowded-bandwidth Sunday evening AND it’s cloudy and rainy, Riverdale just isn’t going to happen. So my laptop…

daily miracles, illuminations, matches struck unexpectedly in the dark

I haven’t blogged in awhile. A long while. I have been writing, but I haven’t known where to share what I want to say. Sometimes I have big things to say. Sometimes I have small things. I honestly really (really) didn’t want to blog. (I honestly don’t read blogs.) But I wanted a space to…