One Starry Night–A Christmas Poem (part 1)

One Starry Night  (part 1) A long day finally over, the sheep now settled to sleep. The weary shepherds found places to rest–some to lay their heads; others to keep watch over their flocks (many of them destined to be a sacrifice for man’s sins), alert for any dangers that might be lurking or for anyContinue reading “One Starry Night–A Christmas Poem (part 1)”

Dorothy L. Sayers: Apologist and Mystery Writer

“I always have a quotation for everything; it saves original thinking.” Dorothy Sayers. Dorothy Sayers (1893-1957) wore many hats, but it is the labeling her as “apologist and mystery writer” by one article which makes me smile, and I believe would amuse her as well. Born at Oxford, the only child of the Rev. HenryContinue reading “Dorothy L. Sayers: Apologist and Mystery Writer”

A Blessing for the New Baby by Luci Shaw

Lightly as a falling star, immense, may you drop into the body of the pure young girl like a seed into its furrow, entering your narrow home under the shadow of Gabriel’s feathers. May your flesh shape itself within her, swelling her with shame and glory. May her belly grow round as a small planet,Continue reading “A Blessing for the New Baby by Luci Shaw”

Mary’s Song by Luci Shaw

Mary’s Song Blue homespun and the bend of my breast keep warm this small hot naked star fallen to my arms. (Rest . . . you who have had so far to come.) Now nearness satisfies the body of God sweetly. Quiet he lies whose vigor hurled a universe. He sleeps whose eyelids have notContinue reading “Mary’s Song by Luci Shaw”