Twinkle Lights

Twinkle Lights on a TreeTwinkle lights
on a tree
during the day
unlit
after Christmas.

Something coming? Or something past?

~Terri Stewart
January, 2011
A Small Stone

There is much talk about post-modern Christianity, post-modern church, and even becoming post-denominational or post-Christian.  Meaning the world and the way faith communities operate better change or they will be left behind, left out, and left to die.  This is especially prevalent in the great unwashed Pacific NW.  Here to be part of a faith community is unusual.  80% of people are not in a faith community.  So, is Christmas dying?  i.e. is Christianity a remant of the past? Or does it still hold something?  What is that something?  How can it become something new?  What is the new thing being born?  What needs to pass away? 

P.S.  Pink font indicates humor.  Sometimes inappropriate, sometimes sarcastic, but definitely not serious!

6 comments

  1. dan said on January 7, 2011
    My Christmas decorations are already boxed and almost forgotten. Some years I kept decorations up and clung to memories. But this year is different. It's a new year and back to work, time to enjoy the present and the future.
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    Victoria Ceretto-Slotto said on January 7, 2011
    The great unwashed Pacific NW...got a huge smile out of me. Yes, I remember the big hoopla last year over the signs at Christmas (was it at the state capitol?) in WA. Faith under assault. Blessings to you.
    1. Terri said on January 7, 2011
      Yes! The signs in Olympia! Funny thing...it was the Christians that were defaming the atheist's sign, not the other way around.
  3. Olivia said on January 8, 2011
    Very well expressed Dear CM.. Wonderfully written.. Hugs xox
  4. Olivia said on January 8, 2011
    It has been a while, hope that you have a promising and fulfilling 2011 ahead. We have enjoyed your support in 2010, a great big thanks here, cheers! We will have our 17th potluck beginning this Sunday, Hope to see you in. Http://www.jinglepoetry.blogspot.com/ our theme this week is: "the road ahead", but you are welcome to share old poems or poems unrelated to our theme.. The more you share, the happier we are... You have been a gem to our community, keep shining with your fabulous talent and have fun!
    1. Terri said on January 9, 2011
      Thanks! I am looking forward to continuing this practice with y'all on Potluck Mondays. But keep reminding me!

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