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Child of Wonder

Child of Wonder

Day 11 Deb’s Advent Calendar It’s eleven degrees outside and still dark. We’re drinking coffee and Fannie is chewing on her new pig toy. Mary is watching. “Did you really write that? A wee Babe’s face’?” Todd asks after I read him my poem. “I did. You don’t like...
Immanuel

Immanuel

Day 10 of Deb’s Advent Calendar. A weeping prophet. Well-acquainted with accusations. He was only about 17. He had inner turmoil. He had no comfort, he was lonely, and discouraged. He preached for 40 years without success. He didn’t choose his work, he...
Smooth Edges

Smooth Edges

I don’t know yet what Day 9 of the Advent Calendar will be. But I am certain of this: it will come. I will have to wait until all premeditated thoughts of my own clear out. I most likely will have to wait until the end of the day. I will be worn out, uninspired,...
True Light

True Light

Day 7 Deb’s Advent Calendar Little did I know when I wrote this on December 7 in 2016 for Not According to Plan, that I was writing for my Advent Calendar! Ha! Another day down! (I still don’t have a plan… True Light I look at the lights on our tree and wonder...
A Child’s Song

A Child’s Song

Day 6 Deb’s Advent Calendar As my father once longed to hear from me over the years I had disappeared from my parents’ lives, the Father longs to hear from us. I had things I wanted to do my way that separated me. We have things we want to do our way that...
Becoming Beautiful

Becoming Beautiful

O that we may have eyes to see the beauty within each other’s eyes, the longing within each other’s sighs. That we may have eyes to see the One who has no form, until what seems a mystery or even purposeless, with eyes of faith, will be able to see all that could be...
An Unsolved Puzzle

An Unsolved Puzzle

I thought I had a plan. The Advent Calendar I had the urge to make hangs on the door with 22 empty pockets. They are no different than the empty pockets, the places within me, waiting to be filled. It’s a puzzle waiting to be solved and it’s not going according to...
Thankful for You

Thankful for You

So it’s Thanksgiving and at the moment I’m thankful for Fannie getting me up and moving this morning. We’re just taking it easy today. No big meals. No pressure to get up and get going. It will be a simple kind of day that I will simply cherish. Like our walk to the...
Preparing for the Coming

Preparing for the Coming

I have come from one place, arrived here, and am now in-between here and the place I am going. I wait in my favorite room all yellow and blue like Van Gogh’s Starry Night, with a beautiful view. A bowl and pitcher sit on a tall narrow table just to the right of...
Advent Joy

Advent Joy

O Joy. How do we meet you? How are you made manifest in the fury? Where do you begin and will you end? Are you like a candle within, casting light, but, weighted with wind, will, too, soon expire? Or are you like the sun that reigns above the skies’ furies? Teach us...
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