Category Archives: Advent

What You Really Want for Christmas

YOU’VE HAD A YEAR. Maybe a year of waiting, a year perhaps of tending to everyone else’s stuff – of feeling at times like you are standing alone on a hill watching over your flock, and while you are happy … Continue reading

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From My Journal/The Christmas Tea

This is from my journal two Decembers ago. . . I saw Jenny, the young woman I met a few weeks ago, sitting by herself in church again. I’m never sure whether to leave a person be or what, but … Continue reading

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“I’m Fine, I’m Fine”

“Everything’s okay” is the refrain of people like me. It takes courage to stop. Continue reading

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