Month: December 2012

Christmas Morning [meditating on the Incarnation]


These few lines from an Augustine sermon may not have a title; nevertheless, may they serve you as well as they did me early this morning. Merry Christmas! *** Man’s maker was made man, that He, Ruler of the stars, might nurse at His… Continue Reading “Christmas Morning [meditating on the Incarnation]”

The Oxen [poem by T. Hardy]


The Oxen by Thomas Hardy Christmas Eve, and twelve of the clock. “Now they are all on their knees,” An elder said as we sat in a flock By the embers in hearthside ease. We pictured the meek mild creatures where They dwelt in… Continue Reading “The Oxen [poem by T. Hardy]”

A Christmas Carol [poem by C. Rossetti]


A Christmas Carol by Christina Rossetti In the bleak mid-winter Frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone; Snow had fallen, snow on snow, Snow on snow, In the bleak mid-winter Long ago. Our God, Heaven cannot hold Him… Continue Reading “A Christmas Carol [poem by C. Rossetti]”

Beginners


Despite the back pain, I couldn’t miss my daughter’s first band concert. She was over-the-moon excited to play with her classmates on stage. They performed very well together to have only been learning since September. My favorite part (of any of my kids’ performances,… Continue Reading “Beginners”

Thankful Thursday


I’m just sitting here. I have plenty that I need to be doing, but I’ve pulled a muscle in my back, so I’m not doing anything. Movement = pain. This is not a situation to which I am accustomed, and I do not cope… Continue Reading “Thankful Thursday”

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