Today, I’m pleading that we get a bit more creative with the phrase “Boys will be boys” and shift it to something hopeful for our growing young men.
Today, I’d love to be swept away by wonder. Maybe if we look close enough, we’ll see it in our midst.
The gift is here! The gift of new life! Christ birthed into the world! Merry, merry! Let us celebrate! Let us rejoice! Let us receive this God gift open-handed, wide-eyed, mouth agape, joyful awe at the wonder of Jesus among us! Let this gift of Christ seep into our bones, changing our way of being and seeing. Let us become flame keepers soul kindlers light bearers seed throwers wonder seekers continuously birthing Christ’s hope, peace, joy and love into the world. Let us become the gift! Merry Christmas to all! Amen.
It’s hard to believe, but next Sunday begins Advent. Advent is a journey. A season inviting us to prepare. A season asking us to engage and dance with it. We wait with the hope of new birth in the world. This year, I have teamed up with my friend, Monica Hix, creator of Inner Ground, and Jacinta White, poet/writer, to provide a free, online Advent Retreat. Each week, art (Ally Markotich), poetry (Jacinta White) and meditation (Monica Hix) along with guidelines for using Visio Divina and journaling prompts as an invitation to deeper reflection will be offered. The themes each week…
Hello, wonder seeker, light keeper, day dreamer! You are here. And, so am I. Funny how we keep meeting. In this place. In that place. Wherever you are, the quest carries on. Surprise! I’m here again! It’s as if I follow you. Or, are you trailing me? Either way, we connect again. I arrive in buttered crumbs on crumpled napkins. I glisten in the forgotten cracks of sidewalks. I honk playful in rubber squeaky toy fashion. Of course, you already know this. You ARE a wonder seeker. You and I are well acquainted. Some days you veer away from me….