Living Light

By Erin Thomas | Twitter: @erinthomas_123 I woke up this morning with a fresh new blanket of white covering the forest. I pulled back the curtain so I could take in the wonderland from the warmth of my bed. The rest of me cringed with how cold Bombadil House was, and how far my bed was from the little […]

Why Do We Need Joseph?

Last year my youngest daughter refused to play with the Joseph in her Little Tikes nativity set. “Mommy,” she asked me, one hand on her hip, the other clutching the chubby figure with a crook in his hand, “if God is Jesus’ dad and Mary is Jesus’ mom then why do we need this guy?” […]

Holy Hindsight

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. According to Luke, the days were an unprecedented blur. The emperor called for a worldwide census, the first of its kind. The leadership in Judea (and every other region in Roman territory) scrambled to facilitate the massive registration […]

Who Has the Most Hope?

Empires rise Pretending to possess power over peoples Pawns of the ancient serpent Certain of their fictional authority Pawns of the ancient serpent Whose chief purpose is The destruction of the human race Splitting hearts Splitting heads Splitting peoples Splitting lands Dispossessing Disinheriting Crushing the weak Who has the most hope? She who embraces her […]

O Little Town

A wave rippled jagged and she felt him drop as if he might fall away from her forever sucked into the very marrow of the earth her pendulous belly left ringing empty her heart hollow as a drum But then lit with an ancient power she bellowed her voice arcing across all of time burning […]