Tag Archives: Advent

#Experience

Sitting quietly in the midst of the holiday hub-bub, while sugary holiday songs wafted through the air around her, this mother sat feeding her baby at the Arsenal Mall — I mean “Project.” Her centeredness was so beautiful. It felt … Continue reading

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Keep on Walking in Circles

One of my favorite songs from back in the day is called “We’re Gonna Keep on Walking Forward.” It’s a great song for replenishing your courage in the midst of work for justice or positive change of any kind. Singing … Continue reading

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The Fog of Peace

I took this picture at the crest of Palfrey Street last week, on one of those really foggy mornings. The weather obscured the normal view from this perch. You can’t see the steeple of Redeemer Fellowship down the hill. You … Continue reading

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Waiting

These people are waiting for the bus on a cold morning. We waited a long time. The bus took me to a monastery in Cambridge, where I spent the day with monks. They are highly skilled at waiting. They are … Continue reading

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At Peace with Grey

I never attend to winter’s coming until the day – there is always a particular day – when the sky is, of a sudden, a singularly thick grey.  This greyness envelopes the day from morning till sunset. Ah, here it … Continue reading

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Top five reasons this is not an Advent Calendar

Starbucks is selling an “Advent Calendar.” It includes 25 little tins, each of which has a caramel inside — except one, which has a Starbucks gift card inside. They can call it an Advent Calendar, but I beg to differ. … Continue reading

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Meditation at the Recycling Center

The old HP laserjet printer in our church office kicked the bucket a few weeks ago, so I took it over to the Watertown Recycling Center. A man set in an idling DPW truck at the entrance to the Center, … Continue reading

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