Sandwiched between its higher status siblings Christmas and Lent, Epiphany sometimes feels like the middle child of liturgical seasons.
My younger daughter was being particular for Christmas: Mandarin skin cream from Aesop, a small facial boutique shop on Lido Isle.
Longing for God and Something Familiar in Advent
As if on cue, every second Sunday of Advent my husband and I get into an argument about the correct type of lights to hang in order to welcome baby Jesus, the incarnate God, into the world.
Have you any Christmas cheer?
I recently had a literal “come to Jesus” moment while saying goodbye to a fellow parishioner leaving our Sunday service.
Saying Yes to Bearing God in the World
Isn’t it the fundamental call of all Christians to take on the role of God-bearer?
Following the Living Examples of Agnes and Cecelia
Saint Cecelia and Saint Agnes are known for contributions to the church writ large, one contribution being how they have inspired the women who came into the church after them.
Martyrs of the Sudans and Small Incarnations
When I was in high school, we moved to the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia, which had a long-term companion relationship with the Episcopal Church of Sudan.
Embracing the Messy Season of Christmas
As we enter into the Christmas season I am struck, once again, at how messy life, family celebrations, and gift giving can be. T
God’s Love Actually
I know that it is the season of Advent, but Christmas is on my heart and mind. It’s hard to avoid, since, in the words of fictional rock-n-roll legend Billy Mack, “Christmas is all around.” Christmas is on tv, in stores, in our email boxes, and of course, we’re inundated with holiday musical classics.
It’s Christ’s World, Not Harvey Weinstein’s
Bodies are whole and holy; both our own and those of others are to be treasured and respected.