The Grapefruit {a poem inspired by The Supper of the Lamb}

  The heavens are full of ruby-hued jewels, alive with the ridged wrinkles of glistening garnets, awash in the juices of fruitful glory. Ah, the delectable flesh of this sky! Round the center seeds small and smaller wink like stars in a carnelian firmament, the center...

O Antiphons

“O stock of Jesse, you stand as a sign for the peoples. Kings fall silent before you, the nations acclaim you: delay no longer, but come to free us.” —the Magnificat antiphon for December 19 It is the week before Christmas, which means it is the week of...

Toothy Cows, Nameless Dark Lords, and Lost Jewels (oh my!)

Last month I read the first book in Andrew Peterson’s Wingfeather Saga, On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness, to my kids. It was so delightful that my husband joined us for story time, too. This is a big deal. Many of the books I read he decides are not worth his...

Finding Self, Forgetting Self

I wrote this in mid-October, friends, while we were in temporary housing before we moved into our beautiful new home…which, alas, did not have internet access for nearly a month. We are now internet-enabled, so at long last, I’m back to my blog. It’s...

Books to Feed Your Soul While You Wait for Christmas

Last year, on the first Friday of Advent, I headed down to the basement to grab our wreath-form, so I could take it to church that night and make our Advent wreath. Since I was rummaging around in the Advent box, I grabbed a dozen or so of our favorite Christmas books...

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