Christmas Cheer

Christina Bianco brings you some Christmas cheer. She’s spot on with almost every impression. Liza Minelli might be my fave…or Idina…or Keira Knightly…ugh, don’t make me choose! Advertisements

A Poem for Advent

Mary’s Song Blue homespun and the bend of my breast keep warm this small hot naked star fallen to my arms. (Rest … you who have had so far to come.) Now nearness satisfies the body of God sweetly. Quiet he lies whose vigor hurled a universe. He sleeps whose eyelids have not closed before. … More A Poem for Advent

Mary Did You Know?

Thanksgiving is over and it’s snowing on my blog, so that must mean it’s time for Christmas music! Thanks to Ransom for introducing me to this rockin’ acapella group, Pentatonix. And if you’re sick of hearing the same ole Christmas songs, check out their Christmas album (on youtube or spotify) for some fun new ones.

When I Heard Christmas Doesn’t End on Dec. 26th Because We Celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas

I was like… And I read this about the Twelve Days of Christmas: “…the weeks leading up to Christmas can be crazy, sapping our energies and emotions. With Christmas Day over, we may feel more than ready for a return to “normal.” The culture around us will quickly move on, but we can treat these … More When I Heard Christmas Doesn’t End on Dec. 26th Because We Celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas

A Promised Ruler

“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times. Therefore Israel will be abandoned until the time when she who is in labor gives birth and the rest … More A Promised Ruler

The Heart of Advent

I am reading through two Advent devotionals (in typical Lisbeth several-books-happening-at-once-fashion) that are revolutionizing this Christmas season for me. One was given to me by my sweet, reflective friend Abby. It’s called Living the Christian Year: Time to Inhabit the Story of God by Bobby Gross. And my other dear friends since childhood, Henry and … More The Heart of Advent