Ok, so what about the pink candle?

As I said last week, I grew up Southern Baptist, but I don’t really have a foundation in what Advent is all about. So when I saw the picture I posted last week of the Advent candles, somebody said it had always bothered them to see the pink candle where it was. They never understood…

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May “The Seven” Have Mercy! It’s Christmas!

The White Walkers who see a “war on Christmas” embodied in every school board’s insistence on non-sectarian prayer and religion-neutral celebration are about as objective as judges of the constitutional propriety of religious observance as is Stannis Baratheon of who should sit the Iron Throne.

The Way Light Works

maybe a thing about particles and waves or wave-particles and the way light works and moves, the way soulmates’ eyes ignite into stardust, the way some ancient god smiled and blinked, flicked an able wrist to strew some billion stars across a darkly barren sky, then asked his goddess to suspend the yellow moon, a…

What would you do? – Prayerful Tuesday

13And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host,* praising God and saying, 14 ‘Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favours!’* Luke 2:13-14 God speaks to us in many ways–through relationships, our experiences, sacred texts such as the Bible and many more. Like Lectio…

Mindful Monday: No Complaint

“Thank you for everything. I have no complaint whatsoever.” — Zen Master Sono. I ran across this quotation in a Facebook photo several days ago and let out a humorless “HAH!” like, give me a break, Zen Master Goody-Two-Shoes! Please! What about the unrelenting pain of our national life of late? What about all the…