It’s an odd year for my family. My parents, 88 and 89, have lived rich and full lives, and my husband, children and I have shared holidays large and small with them. But this year they are confined to rooms in a nursing home.
December 4, 2012

As the second Sunday in advent approaches, I find the prophets of the season compelling. To my ears, their message sounds pretty consistent: "Change the ways of this world."
November 28, 2011

The pressure to keep up a relentless facade of merriment is not a Christian pressure. We may not be able to completely escape this, but perhaps we can lessen it by not confusing it with discipleship.
December 8, 2010

Christmas | Nativity of the Lord (Year A Year B Year C)

Proper 1: Isaiah 9:2-7 (Psalm 96); Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-14, (15-20). Proper 2: Isaiah 62:6-12 (Psalm 97); Titus 3:4-7; Luke 2:(1-7), 8-20. Proper 3: Isaiah 52:7-10 (Psalm 98); Hebrews 1:1-4, (5-12); John 1:1-14  
December 24, 2020