Monthly Archives: December 2017

In all circumstances

“Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. Give thanks in all circumstances.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16 Continue reading

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Psalm for a commute

My God, my God, the traffic is backed up and there is no exit in sight. I am hemmed in all around by hostility; horns sound their derision and air brakes vent their anger. Evil eyes blink yellow and red: … Continue reading

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God’s time

God’s relationship with our time-bound world is much more poetic and less literal than a counting down of days between the first and the second creation to come. Continue reading

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Advent

Dangerous moments in a darkened womb; the unfamiliar arrhythmia of travel, the fresh, tart taste of fear filtered through amniotic fluid, lullaby of strange sirens steering the weary; sunk in your swaying sea, time contracts creation to a singularity still … Continue reading

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Mangled time: a love story

Advent is not the most comforting season of the liturgical year. It itches with anticipation. It scratches at the walls like a prisoner counting out the days. It mangles time, mixing up what has been with what will be, preparing … Continue reading

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