Let It Snow

It first happened this year on Election Day. It was the first Tuesday in November. I hate election day. I know, I know. Most of you are thinking, “so do I.” But my reasons have nothing at all to do with politics. I am not here to talk about our broken electoral system or the…

Silver Bells

Father Ekkehard was a kindly man. He had been the abbot for our small monastery probably longer than I had been alive. This morning he saw that I was out of sorts and he pulled me aside for a discussion. In a small, closed knit community like ours, it was not good to allow frustrations…

Little Drummer Boy

Come they told me Pa rum pum pum pum A new born King to see Pa rum pum pum pum Our finest gifts we bring Pa rum pum pum pum To lay before the kIng Pa rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum So to honor Him Pa rum pum pum pum When we come Little…

Silent Night

The stars seem especially bright tonight. These stars here in Bethlehem are the same stars I have seen a thousand times in my home of Nazareth. Mostly. Except for that one big bright one directly overhead. Where did that star come from? Will I ever get back to Nazareth? Doesn’t scripture say that this is where my boy is to be? Well, tomorrow He can be the Messiah. Tonight, he is just my precious baby.