Keeping Lent

“God doesn’t require attention getting devices. He won’t overlook what you are doing; he’ll reward you well.” Matthew 6: 18 The Message Right of the bat I have to admit that I haven’t always been a big fan of Lent. I grew up in a Christian tradition that didn’t keep Lent and when I came … More Keeping Lent

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

Screenless Sabbath

Hi my name is Robert and I’m addicted to screens. How do I know this? I habitually check social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. I feel phantom vibrations as I eagerly await the latest notification or text. Google is my best friend and I find it hard to answer the simplest query without consulting the all … More Screenless Sabbath

Ordinary Epiphany

There are no Magi No men in soft robes No alchemist, sorcerers No caravan of students, servants, slaves No cantankerous camels or stubborn pack mules No impractical gifts No shiny gold coins No pungent incense No foreboding myrrh No treasure chests except in high towers and executive suites. There is no alien star No astronomical … More Ordinary Epiphany

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