And suddenly, Christmas

For months we wait With bated breath For this special day to arrive. We wonder, We plan, As hope unfurls and blooms. But this day, This special day, It comes like birth pangs Not unexpected, But suddenly, from nowhere.   May your labors on this day Become joys tomorrow. Feast and gift to share. For […]

From Exile to Immanuel

For many years, the concept of “Immanuel” – God with us – has been the cornerstone of my personal advent reflections. This idea that God would debase himself to take on human form in the shape of an infant is mind-boggling. To go from the All-knowing, All-powerful, All-good Creator of the universe, to a squalling, […]

Why I have a love/hate relationship with religion

God is my favorite subject. I love talking about God, and I will engage in dialogue about God with pretty much anyone.* I will talk with you if you believe in God, or if you don’t. I will talk with you if you believe God is called something different, or if you believe in multiple […]