Category: Advent

Waiting, For Now

By Alfred Delp Advent is the time of promise; it is not yet the time of fulfillment. We are still in the midst of everything and in the logical inexorability and relentlessness of destiny....

A Letter to Boy, Age Seven

By Elrena Evans Merry Christmas! I picked your card off the Christmas tree in my church because I have three boys of my own—two older than you and one younger—and I thought they might...

Emmanuel in Loss

By Katelyn Durst   This year began with tears dark nights where there was no teapot whistling on the stove to keep us warm.   Many of us had hopes and dreams but they...

A Surprise at the School Concert

By Allison Duncan Cute middle school kids filed onto the risers for the charter school holiday concert. Boys with hair slicked back, girls with Mom's bright pink lipstick a bit clumsily applied. Some surveyed...

When All You Can Do Is Laugh

By Drew Jackson After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, "Do not be afraid, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great." But Abram...