Anna

Anna

My name is Anna and I’ve been living here in the temple for—well, I’m not going to tell you how many years.  A woman must have her secrets, even at my age!  I make my bed each night here on the porch of the Court of Women, grateful for the shelter.  A...
The Gifts Come Later

The Gifts Come Later

Christmas morning comes earlier than most days. Eager anticipation of a dream come true drives me out of bed hours before anyone else is awake. I grab my robe, shuffle into my slippers, and tiptoe down the stairs hoping the creaking doesn’t disturb the dog. Still...
Ex Nihilo

Ex Nihilo

ex ni·hi·lo /ˈeks ˈnē(h)əlō,ˈnī(h)əlō/adverb: out of nothing (Latin) This Advent season I’ve been especially struck by the fact that Jesus, our Messiah, basically came to us out of nothing–ex nihilo. He was born from the womb of a virgin. Impossible!There was...
No One Noticed, No One Cared

No One Noticed, No One Cared

Most of our children eagerly await Christmas morning. Barely sleeping the night before, they awaken before dawn and rush to the tree in wonder and delight where they meet stockings and presents and candy and fun. Their wishes are coming true. Their hopes are being...
Trees of Righteousness

Trees of Righteousness

Fifteen minutes into the school day, I could tell that it was going to be another challenging morning. Several of the kids hadn’t completed their homework, the noise level was higher than acceptable, and two of the boys had already been arguing. I sighed. I felt once...
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