Winter Hygge with an Artic Twist

We survived another Arctic spell of dark, freezing, cold, snow filled weather. We survived temperatures in the -30s and a few different episodes of colds and flu’s. When the weather hit single digits, it was like living in the tropics. It was also a bonus to see that slowly, the darkness of winter is loosening…

New Year, One Word: Ephphatha

Christmas if finally over (but not if you’re Orthodox). I couldn’t be happier! As much as I like Christmas, I often spend the season in a hectic, frenzied state of busyness. Boxing Day (December 26) is a day of relief for me, I wake up internally screaming “I made it through the holidays!”. The countdown…

Time for Tea and a Blanket and World Peace

  It’s been a politically emotional week for people who voted, for those who didn’t vote; and for those who don’t even live in the United States of America. I’ve already vowed via Facebook that I will no longer discuss Trump with people in person or via social media. The evening of the election and…

Paul Teaches Us To Love

  This is day 3 from my series as a participant in Write 31 Days (www.write31days.com). Everyday in October I will be writing about lessons I’ve learned, theological reflections, and observations inspired by the letters of St.Paul/Apostle Paul based on my work in the inner city. I will only post an email once a week on…