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Photo of California Desert Sunrise by Mary Robin Craig

The New Year is not exactly creeping in on little cat feet.  Celebrations, vacations, new church officers and endeavors, magi, baptism, frigid weather and wild snowstorms bring much of the northern hemisphere to a halt.  There must be something to write about, yes?

Rachel Hackenberg starts us off with a New Year’s Eve poem/prayer and a focus on the radiance of revelation appropriate to whatever we are celebrating this week-end.

Marci Glass writes about the threads of life: those we follow, those we untangle, those we lay down; explores the practice of writing, and quotes great poets as she begins a new year.

Elaine Besthorn also delves into poetry, and into Parker Palmer questions, seven hours and fifteen minutes into the new year.

Joy Freeman also writes a poem/prayer and reflects upon God’s interweaving (more threads!) of all things in a post that may provide a meditative pause for those trapped indoors by snow and wind.

And finally, Kristin Berkey-Abbott posts her reflection upon The Last Jedi in the light of  the beauty of Christmas services, the affluence of hotel life, and the poverty of the streets– which seems to me a good transition between the birth of the Christmas baby and the world to which our baptismal life calls us.


The Rev. Mary Robin Craig is the pastor of Independence Presbyterian Chiurch and a spiritual director in the Ignatian tradition.  She is a contributor to There’s a Woman in the Pulpit, and promises to begin blogging again here.  Soon.


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