Step into 2020

Having reflected on what 2019 brought, what am I hoping for during a new year? A new decade? Not goals or aspirations, per se, but starting points: hopes, dreams, and prayers. I made a list of “make 9s” in my journal, and almost immediately trashed it. It made me hyperventilate a little. There’s no way … More Step into 2020

Joyful Anticipation

Or: How I Learned to Stop Grousing and Love Christmas Music in Advent Like most Anglicans in my demographic, I have gone through a snobbish phase. I have followed the dictum of many of us regarding Advent: “Save Advent for Advent! Christmas has its own season!” And its most relevant corollary: “No Christmas carols during … More Joyful Anticipation