Yonder

The familiar carol rings: A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices For yonder breaks a new glorious morn A thrill of hope...yet some days hope feels like a discipline, something to hang on to for dear life as we toss, washed and worn, by the cosmic spin cycle. Still, I think of children on … Continue reading Yonder

Thankful Thursday – Wassailing

Last night, for the first time, we attended our high school's holiday concert called The Wassail. When I asked Q14 if he'd like to attend, he asked about the unfamiliar word. I sang the first line or two of the carol, enough to jog his memory, and explained that wassail is also a drink similar … Continue reading Thankful Thursday – Wassailing

Advent Wk3 – The Song of Glory

Years ago a pastor-friend shared from the Sunday chancel that, each year during Advent, he awaits the moment when Christmas will arrive. That feeling of wonder, the child-like joy-filled Christmas spirit, or truly, the Spirit of God who dreamed the first dreams of Christmas. Every year since I've readily anticipated that moment and still every year … Continue reading Advent Wk3 – The Song of Glory