Monthly Archives: December 2014

New Year’s Eve, and all is well

In the days throughout my childhood and young adult years, when I faithfully kept a daily diary, Dec. 31 was special. On that day, as I crawled into bed, I did my yearly summation. I carefully looked for significance, for … Continue reading

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The memory tree

Everybody has one, and everybody thinks theirs is best. And of course, they’d be right. My memory tree–aka Christmas tree–is best for me because it’s just that, a collection of personal memories disguised as ornaments, diary notes on strings, biographical … Continue reading

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Advent and apple crisp

I sat in church today, paid the Lord a short visit, and smelled apple crisp. The combination was the best lectio divina I’ve had in a while. When your church is connected to an elementary school, good smells from the … Continue reading

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