Pause

  This morning the world was cloaked, white on white, as snow fell and the mountains shied behind a sheet of fog.  The cornfield  stretched between, like a wide sheet of paper, empty.  Lighting the fire, I feel the way these two days between...

Quiet Lights: Advent Wonder in Your Inbox

  Dinner time at our house is often insane, well, make that always insane.  But every once in awhile, when I’ve had it up-to-here with the volume and intensity, I set a few small candles in the center of the table and turn off the overhead...

Tell Me Again (of shadows and faith)

Last night, in a charming bid to avoid bedtime, one of my three-year-olds asked me, “Where does shadows go?”  I stood in the dark doorway explaining about darkness and light until they seemed satisfied.  Then, when the other boy woke at 3 am in a...

Morning Devotions

Kneeling on the cold stone hearth each morning, facing yesterday’s ashes cold and gray as death,  ignites a necessary humility.    Today’s fire must be made from what lies at hand – life and heat coaxed from pages of an old newspaper, ...
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