Monthly Archives: November 2016

The Time of Singing — the wonder of advent

It’s Advent – Time for singing! And carols! (And, if you’re a Brit, mince pies!) When the Angel told Mary that she would give birth to God’s baby boy, Mary’s response was to sing – the Magnificat. When the angels announced the news to the shepherds, they sang it out across the heavens. And when… Read more »

Beauty hiding in plain sight

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I was walking in Central Park when I was stopped by this tree. It was only tiny—totally dwarfed by the great elms. But it was caught by the sun—as if in a spotlight—and transformed into a blazing bush. Moses was minding his own business when something caught his eye—a bush was behaving oddly… he came… Read more »

Thankful for the trees, those great incandescent angels of light

As a Brit first coming to the United States, I couldn’t believe that a whole holiday could be centered around being grateful. It struck me as so beautiful. It still does. Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday. What are you grateful for? Have you started a list? I’m a big list maker. (I’ve even been… Read more »