Caring for Earth: A Gift and A Burden

It has been snowing, intermittently, for most of the past week. We have also experienced freezing rain, sleet, and, very briefly, just plain rain. It is warm, compared to the historical norm, resulting in the periods of mixed precipitation rather than just snow. Had it been all snow we would be housebound. I'm sitting by … Continue reading Caring for Earth: A Gift and A Burden

Advent: Waiting with Mary

Today is the third Sunday in Advent. Now the nights are long, and snow covers the ground and bends down the trees. The cold has settled in. These are the conditions that are celebrated in carols and text at Christmastide. They are also the imagined context for Mary's long journey of pregnancy, and , with … Continue reading Advent: Waiting with Mary