Amaryllis–An Advent Post

There can be no manner of doubt a name is more easily remembered when its meaning is understood.  –A.J. Macself, from the Foreword, “Plant Names Simplified” I forgot to plant my amaryllis bulb the week of All Hallow’s Eve. The teacher in me loves the object lesson, how planting a crinkly, brown bulb with antenna-like roots […]

The Day I Cleaned the Front of my Fridge & Found Peace in my Heart (an Advent Post)

The arrival of Advent marks the beginning of the church year, anchored  on the fourth Sunday before Christmas. In the year of our Lord 2023 the date is December 3rd.  The word Advent is from the Latin word ‘veni’–adventus–coming. This makes perfect sense: the cornerstone of the Advent season is the idea of making room […]