O is for Ontario (or wherever you live!)

Dec 15, 2019 3rd Week of Advent – Day 15 of the Advent Alphabet O is for Ontario. That’s the province where I live, and where most people reading these letters make their home. (Although, the analytics for my writing blog indicate people read these posts in India, Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United […]

N is for Nazareth

N is for Nazareth

Dec 14, 2019 Second Week of Advent – Day 14 of the Advent Alphabet N is for Nazareth, a town in Galilee. Today we consider the problem of Nazareth. (The town in ancient Israel, not the Scottish hard rock band from the early 1970’s!) The Nazareth question is a kind of gateway to considering some […]

M is for Magi

Dec 13, 2019 Second Week of Advent – Day 13 of the Advent Alphabet M is for Magi. I’ve always thought that outside of the baby Jesus, the magi were the most interesting characters in the nativity story. And they are magi- not kings. I don’t know when, or really even why that song about […]

L is for Love

Dec 12, 2019 Second Week of Advent – Day 12 of the Advent Alphabet L is for love. “My dear, dear friends, if God loved us like this, we certainly ought to love each other. No one has seen God, ever. But if we love one another, God dwells deeply within us, and God’s love […]

K is for Kite

Dec 11, 2019 Second Week of Advent – Day 11 of the Advent Alphabet   K is for kite. No really, it is. The K is as big as a kite! Said the night wind to the little lamb, “Do you see what I see? Way up in the sky, little lamb, Do you see […]

J is for Joy

December 10, 2019 Second Week of Advent – Day 10 of the Advent Alphabet J is for Joy. On the third Sunday of the Advent season, we will light the candle for Joy. What do we mean by Joy? “ joy is the intersection between the human and the divine, and that’s why at some […]

I is for Incarnation

Dec 9, 2019 Second Week of Advent – Day 9 of the Advent Alphabet I is for Incarnation. Another name for Christmas is the “Feast of the Incarnation”. When I was a child, my mother prepared our milk by mixing water with flakes poured from the red and white box of Carnation powdered milk. The […]