Mary must have been so frightened.
Down in the gullies, you make springs to rise
Have you ever had one of those palm-to-forehead moments?
The Parable of the Good Parent
Today we celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation, the moment when God sends an angel to a young, unknown, unimportant Jewish woman to announce that she will bear the Savior.
God Can Survive Your Questions
Lately I’ve been praying through my spiritual past, letting memory guide me through how I became a Christian in a non-Christian family, how I traversed fundamentalism to later become Episcopalian, and how the Episcopal Church dared to ordain me both deacon and priest
What a powerful moment, this divine encounter.
The Surprising and Disrupting News of the Annunciation
If you’re anything like me, you might have still found scraps of Christmas lying around when you were getting ready to help your children with a school Valentine’s Day celebration. It’s still cold in most parts of the country, and we might still feel a bit of a holiday hangover when we’re not quite sure what to do with ourselves in the days following the Feast of the Epiphany.
Gabriel’s call, Mary’s “yes” – and my response to my son’s doubt.
I should’ve been prepared for my own child to tell me he was experiencing doubt. But I wasn’t.
Faith at Home: Planning Ahead to April
In just a little over a week, it will be Easter.
God and the angel Gabriel saw Mary’s dignity. Would we?
In Fra Angelico’s painting of the Annunciation, the angel Gabriel reverences Mary. What does that mean for us?