I am unabashedly a woman of faith and it informs most of my writing.

3rd Day of Advent 2020

3.) December 1, 2020  Noah  Gen 9:8-15 God said to Noah and to his sons with him: See, I am now establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you and with every living creature that was with you: the birds, the tame animals, and all the wild animals that were with you—all that …

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2nd Day of Advent 2020

2.) November 30, 2020  Adam and Eve  Gen 3:15 I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; they will strike at your head, while you strike at their heel. (This is considered to be the first promise of salvation) The snake was so persuasive. Softly and smoothly he …

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1st Day of Advent 2020

1.) November 29, 2020  Creation  Gen 1:1-4a In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth and the earth was without form or shape, with darkness over the abyss and a mighty wind sweeping over the waters  then God said: Let there be light, and there was light. God saw that the light …

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Early Christmas Tree

By a beaver dam I saw you Perfectly formed Standing alone Tiny, yet grown Waiting to be adorned Stature so true Along the stream I gathered Flowers in seed Gossamer garlands Leaves like star hands Simplicity my creed Raw beauty mattered Reflected in the stream surely Standing proudly Humbly festooned My tree says soon We’ll …

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Jesse Tree

Jesse Tree

Jesse Tree The Jesse Tree is tool for preparation for Christmas. The name comes from Jesse of Bethlehem, King David’s father, and the quote from Isaiah 11:1, “… a shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse,” which foretells the coming of the Messiah. The beginning of Matthew’s and Luke’s gospels mentions both Jesse and …

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Stations of the Cross

I wanted to reimagine the Stations from a personal point of view, in order to breathe new life into them for me. As I began to think about the best way to do this, an image of the early Christians gathered in the Catacombs came into my mind. I envisioned them telling stories to one …

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