Advent — rising up even as the frost falls

A voice was saying, “Cry out!” Another said, “What should I cry out?” “All humanity is grass, and all its goodness is like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flowers fade when the breath of the Lord blows on them; indeed, the people are grass. The grass withers, the flowers fade, but…

This Year’s Reverse Advent Calendar

Perhaps it’s a little too early for a post that touches on anything Christmas. I know. I know. Tomorrow is Remembrance Day. I’m jumping the gun and getting my holidays and observances all out of whack. In our home there’s an unspoken rule that we don’t start decorating for Christmas until after PJ’s birthday at…

Waiting Room Moments

Seems like a fitting way to approach Advent, sitting here, waiting for hours on end in the hospital emergency department.  Have you ever found yourself forced into waiting, all the while with a to do list that would rival the Oxford Dictionary in length?  It's a frustrating feeling, but only until you surrender yourself to…