Advent, à venir

I'm not really thinking about Christmas much right now. There are too many pieces of life still unresolved this December. I can't see very far ahead--this is driving in fog with my low beams on, not knowing when I'll arrive where I'm going. But I'm still walking forward, or trying to. This past weekend I spent … Continue reading Advent, à venir

Haunted

[This is one of the promised posts about why I chose the name "Wine & Marble." Communion has been a huge part of my spiritual life and binds me to Christianity in a way I can't really understand or explain. I'll tell my story and perhaps begin to work it out.] Sometimes I wish I … Continue reading Haunted

Burnout, rest, and healing

This year, because of our tiny apartment space, we can't have a Christmas tree. It's not really a big deal, but we're just babies at this marriage thing, and we don't own Christmas decorations or a good Christmas music collection, and I haven't even gotten around to buying cookie cutters for Christmas cookie exchanges. Last … Continue reading Burnout, rest, and healing

Penitential Advent

We returned to our places, these Kingdoms, But no longer at ease here, in the old dispensation, With an alien people clutching their gods. I should be glad of another death. - T.S. Eliot, "Journey of the Magi" photo by Sweet Bee Photography Last year, I started writing this post. But life swallowed me up … Continue reading Penitential Advent