Longest Night, Favorite Day

The longest night of the year has become one of my favorite days of the year.

December 21, the Winter Solstice, sees less sunlight in the Northern Hemisphere than any other day of the year. It's the day that many communities of faith now host Blue Christmas services to minister to those who are grieving during the holidays.

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Navigation: A Triptych

In October, I went on a silent retreat at the Sacred Heart Monastery in Cullman, Alabama, to fulfill a requirement  for my Doctor of Ministry program. In the quiet of the beautiful Benedictine community, I found myself writing a lot, especially poetry. Here is one of the poems that emerged from that time of quiet. A blessed Thanksgiving to each of you. Know I am grateful for your eyes, ears, and voices, that join me weekly on this blog.

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