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On Blooming Beauty

On Blooming Beauty

Hopes and fears Of all the years were met in the Humblest of the humblest Helpless but Not hopeless Faith can feel fragile Facing the fears filling The world and yet Into the world He came He comes He will come again Advent Preparation Are we prepared? “Teacher we...
In the Center of Silence

In the Center of Silence

He noticed the sky’s rumblings and turned to find her 20 yards back. “The angels are bowling,” she yelled and laughed but her eyes were serious, scanning the water. His eyes roamed the scene before them: street lamps, floating balls of light, snow...
A Time for New Life

A Time for New Life

Advent: Day 19 “What do you want to do with these plants you have in the attic? They’re dead. I’m bringing them down,” Todd said. “Oh, I know. I killed them.” Neither of the two orchids had shown any signs of life for months but I had kept hoping. I had to accept my...
On a Cold Winter’s Night

On a Cold Winter’s Night

Day 18: Advent is a time for Chili “Oh honey, it’s cold out there!” Todd said when he got back from walking Fannie. “Seven degrees!” I remembered the left over Chili from Saturday night sitting on the basement steps. My mom would make Chili on the day we all piled...
Bell Ringers on Brady Street

Bell Ringers on Brady Street

Day 16 Deb’s Advent Calendar When the sun is scarce and the air too cold to breathe in, I do my best to ignore the dryness in my eyes and on the tips of my fingers. I listen to more music, I try to remember to take vitamin D, I take walks, all to help alleviate...

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