One candle is list beside three unlit candles. There is greenery around the candles and a bouquet of flowers in the background.

This is the first in a series of poems about Christmas, this Christmas. Through the framing device of the five Advent candles that mark the progression of the season in various Christian traditions, they will attempt to speak the truth about Christmas in congregant care, both to and from those experiencing it. Prologue: Candles aren’t Read More →

a white church stands against a grey sky.

I was young and early in my career, eager to prove myself and terrified of being perceived as being anything but in total control of my charge. I was not at all happy to be outside of the walls of the school … I did not want to be walking to church. Read More →