And the crèche said Moo

The first cow

in the nativity

Was an ox,

in 1223,

In a cave.

In Italy.

Today She was

in a field in Florida…

But the message is still the same,

Live simply,

Live humbly,

Love wholeheartedly,

All of creation.

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Holiday Etiquette

She opened her mouth

And sounds like cut glass ring thru the air!

She jumped

Onto the lap of the unsuspecting stranger…

So exited it is a wonder she didn’t turn herself inside out.

Overwhelmed with the holidays?

You are not alone!

It is sooo hard to have good manners when life is soo full of glitter and goodnesses,

Soo full of You!

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Sit! Stay!

At this moment,

I am stuck,

I can not stand up,

Thus I sit,

Moored to this spot by a soft warm anchor

Wrapped around my feet.

.

Stop running around,

Take a moment.

Sit!

Stay!

Ah big dog,

You

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Boundary lessons from a puppy.

I spent the day putting up fencing,

To keep those I love safe inside,

Not to keep those I love out.

And then She comes along and leaps thru the barrier,

As easily as She leapt into my heart.

What does it mean to be safe?

I dunno,

I think it might have something to do with having an open heart,

And mending fences,

And minding the gates of the garden.

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Calendaring

The boy with the curly hair

Sat down beside the dog with the same.

In his hands he had a calendar,

Which he shared with the dog who didn’t care for any dates,

Accept this one,

Right now,

Beside the boy with the curly hair.

.

(Since when did calendaring become a verb?

What does it mean to calendar anyway?

And why is it called booking, if a calendar is not a book?

Learning to read is hard,

Learn what to read is harder.

But reading together?

Ah, that is a month of Sundays.)

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Follow your star

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Quiet Joy

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