Holy Reverie Blog

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, dear Calvary Friends! Christmas is a season, not just a day. We are in the midst of the deeply, yet differently, wonderful 12 days of Christmas. The tinsel is crooked, and the tree has seen a better day. The only gifts left wrapped are for people whom we have not yet seen during the holidays. The holiday candies are picked over and crumbly. Most gifts that needed to be changed for a different size or a color that actually works have been returned and replaced. And, something... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, December 21, 2016 | 1 comments
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It’s never too late to be who you always were

A writer is quoted as saying, “It’s never too late to be who you might have been.” That would seem to apply to Elizabeth, the woman in advanced years who at long last realized her dream of giving birth to a son, John the Baptist. I was struck by the depiction of her face in the statue of her meeting Mary at her home in Ein Karem near Jerusalem. There were dark circles around her eyes. There was a deep sense of character chiseled into her face. There was a knowing quality in... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, December 14, 2016 | 2 comments
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On NOT Waiting During Advent

by The Ven. Mimsy Jones, Archdeacon For the first time in 20 years, our family Christmas tree is standing tall, fully decorated…and the season of Advent has just begun. Part of me wonders if the Advent Cops will show up to chastise me, but for the most part, I feel elated, relieved, and delighted. I had almost forgotten what it is like to ‘get ready for Christmas' so early in Advent, the season our Church sets aside to wait, watch, and wonder. But this year, way ahead of... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Tuesday, December 6, 2016 | 2 comments
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