• christmas

    advent journal: sing to the night

    by  • December 9, 2015 • advent journal, christmas, music • 3 Comments

    We got our Christmas tree up today, along with the candles in the windows in good New England fashion. And it’s halfway through Advent. As I was working on things this afternoon, I listened to my friend Billy Crockett’s  song “Coasting Into Christmas” and found a helpful and hopeful resonance, which led me to...

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    christmastide: the morning after

    by  • December 26, 2013 • christmas, poetry • 3 Comments

    I wrote this poem several years ago, and I thought of it this morning. the morning after Mary rose before sunrise; the baby was still sleeping, as was Joseph and most of the animals, except for one cow who looked a little sheepish. The shepherds were long gone. In their excitement, they had not...

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