People Look East: Set Every Peak and Valley Humming

A sun rising over a river valley between two mountains

Angels announce with shouts of mirth Him who brings new life to earth. Set every peak and valley Humming with the word The Lord is coming People look East and sing today Love the Lord is on the way If I'm honest, there isn't much I miss about being a kid. Despite its responsibilities and … Continue reading People Look East: Set Every Peak and Valley Humming

Here I Am: A Reflection for Advent 4, 2020

a line of hikers walking up a snowy hill

The holiday season is in many ways a season of choices: Which gifts to buy, which charities to give to, which cookies to make and what to serve for the feast, and — in a normal year, at least — which invitations to accept and which to politely decline. It’s a season when we all … Continue reading Here I Am: A Reflection for Advent 4, 2020

People Look East: When Night is Dim

Stars keep the watch when night is dim One more light the bowl shall brim Shining beyond the frosty weather Bright as the sun and moon together People look East and sing today Love the Star is on the way Being in the dark is hard. And, we spend a lot of time in it, … Continue reading People Look East: When Night is Dim

The Heart of God

One of the major themes of biblical prophecy is the shift towards what we call 'ethical monotheism.' Where the stories of the Patriarchs, the Exodus and the early Israelite settlement of Palestine mostly define faithfulness in terms of worshiping the right God with the right ritual, with the appearance of the prophets there is suddenly … Continue reading The Heart of God

People Look East: Furrows Be Glad

Furrows be glad though earth is bare, One more seed is planted there, Give up your strength the seed to nourish, That in time the flower may flourish. People look East and sing today: Love the rose is on the way. After a lovely extended Fall, there is no doubt that Winter has arrived in … Continue reading People Look East: Furrows Be Glad