Archives for December 2013

Words on Christmas

Do you remember chemistry labs?  The labs where you would mix things together and watch what would happen?  One of my favorite authors, Madeline L’Engle, goes from chemistry class to Bethlehem in the following poem entitled: “The Bethlehem Explosion.” (A Cry Like a Bell: Crosswicks, 1987.) The chemistry lab at school was in an old greenhouse […]

It’s a mystery!

I have been mentored by a lot of contemplatives over the past ten years. And just who is a contemplative? you may ask. My granddaughter is, for one.  For the past five months, my one year-old granddaughter has lived only a half mile from my house.  This is a gift I do not take lightly. […]

Unexpected chuckles on an Advent Sunday

Our second service this morning was “alternative worship”—-whatever that means.  Perhaps it means  that we used a screen (heads-up) instead of bulletins (heads-down).  Today, however, in the first Sunday of Advent, it mostly meant that two of our college students, who were home for the Thanksgiving holiday, led some of our music: guitar, piano and […]