Peace Poem for Advent 2 B

Christmas tree in snow

snow falls like rain blanketing everything dampening sound softening edges creating a soft newness to cover over winter dreariness every flake unique yet united their descent one means so little might not even be noticed yet when they gather even in their delicate shapes they can’t be missed for some snow is a nuisance yet … Read More

Observations from Ancient Words


The failure to recognize the obvious
always catches me by surprise.
Long, long ago Samuel told the people of God
that no good could come from the rule of kings.
They insisted on being like all other nations.
And along came the kings
who took their children for soldiers and servants,
their goods and grains for self-serving purposes.
Still, they did not learn.