faith

God in Us

I still remember my very first day of seminary at Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University. For some reason, my first class was in June right after I'd graduated from Texas A&M in May. I was 22 years old. I guess I was just trying to get started taking classes without really knowing what I… Continue reading God in Us

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All I Want for Christmas

Have you made your Christmas list? Have you checked it twice? Have you asked your loved ones what is on their Christmas lists? I've always found it strange that lots of people exchange their exact list of wants with their relatives so the relatives know what to buy and the list writer is assured that… Continue reading All I Want for Christmas

faith, Pandemic Wisdom

And Now Add Advent

I just heard a commercial this morning telling us the holiday season is all about more...more buying, more parties, more festivities, more food, more fun. I cringed. For the last healing decade of my life less has been more for me. I've downsized our belongings, my wardrobe and my schedule. I do simple exercises and… Continue reading And Now Add Advent

faith, Pandemic Wisdom

How The Virus (Almost) Stole Christmas

Most of us have long been enamored with the Dr. Seuss story How The Grinch Stole Christmas. He's such a mean one, that Mr. Grinch, he believes if he just strips everything away, Christmas will be no more. He takes the gifts, the decorations, the roast beast and even the candy. Cindy Lou Who with… Continue reading How The Virus (Almost) Stole Christmas

faith, Pandemic Wisdom

Tiptoeing To Christmas

Because of our unimaginable year many people made Christmas happen super fast already. The darkness and cold of winter, the pandemic not letting up, the angst of the election, the way different kind of holiday season approaching, I get it. People are desperately in need of cheer, light and color. Christmas is something we already… Continue reading Tiptoeing To Christmas