Christmas, Religious, Spiritual Journey Thursday

Incarnation

The climax of the Christmas season will soon be here. This year a book that has directed my Advent focus is Light Upon Light: A Literary Guide to Prayer for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany (compiled by Sarah Arthur). One of the readings for the first week of Advent (“Incarnation” by Amit Majmudar) especially captured my… Continue reading Incarnation

Christmas, Religious, Tanka

Pivot night

  Pivot Night Under ancient curse Ushered through canal of pain Tiny, pink, squalling History pivots, the night Yahweh incarnates the Star © 2015 by Violet Nesdoly (All rights reserved) *************** The daughter of my friend is in labor right now. And so my mind keeps drifting, this Christmas Eve day, to the ignominy of… Continue reading Pivot night

Christmas, Public Domain, Religious

Bells Across the Snow

Bells Across the Snow O Christmas, merry Christmas, Is it really come again, With its memories and greetings, With its joy and with its pain! There's a minor in the carol And a shadow in the light, And a spray of cypress twining With the holly wreath tonight. And the hush is never broken By… Continue reading Bells Across the Snow