The Mood

Where is this mood this sought after spirit to set the days ahead? So contingent on lights and tinsel and packaging in bows on holiday music droned through cheerily decorated big box stores. So dependent on fond memories of first snow falls and favourite gifts of sipping eggnog around fireplaces and obligatory office parties parades, … More The Mood

Advent

It’s a hand on a door an opening that will forever change everything On the other side a reuniting, long lost dry mouth heart pounds swallow hard and turn It’s a mother’s last push an arrival that will forever change everything Into this world a new life, innocence bear down sweat beads crowning scream and … More Advent

This Year DON’T Keep Christ in Christmas

Each Advent season leading up to Christmas I find myself reacting negatively to two opposing seasonal realities. One is a reaction against the commercialism surrounding the season, the packed malls, busy streets, and the rushed and rude behaviour ardent Christmas shoppers. The other is a reaction to the mantra that well-meaning people dust off every … More This Year DON’T Keep Christ in Christmas

Your Alternative, Guilt Free, Anti-Capitalist, World Changing, Non-Sucking Advent Gift Guide

Advent is one of my favorite times of the year. I love all the lights, the anticipation, the overflowing goodwill and acts of kindness. If we pay attention the hope of the promise of the advent, literally coming, arrival or presence of Jesus, it becomes tangible and joyous. Advent teaches us to be ready, ready … More Your Alternative, Guilt Free, Anti-Capitalist, World Changing, Non-Sucking Advent Gift Guide