Advent Meditations: Monday, December 17

Psalm 41, 52, 44  •  Isaiah 8:16–9:1  •  Luke 22:39–53 Jesus came to the disciples and found them sleeping because of grief. (Luke 22:45b). During Advent, the refrains are keep watch and stay awake. Jesus asks us: Why are you sleeping? What if our answer, like the disciples’, is that we sleep because of grief? … read more

The Rev. Kellaura Johnson

Saturday, December 12 Psalms 30, 32; Haggai 2:1-9; Matthew 24:1-14   Listen to the author read their meditation and prayer: The Rev. Kellaura Johnson Advent Meditation A cloud of honey bees swarms around the walls of Salisbury Cathedral. The bees cling to the lichened stones, ascending and descending from a cleft high up. Lower down, […]

Beyond the Walls

We’re staying in the rectory of St. Simeon’s Episcopal Church in Croix de Bouquets.  St Simeon’s sits within a high wall with its school at the back and the rectory across the parking lot.  I am working on drawing a map of everything inside the wall for you, but it isn’t finished yet.  The wall between the parking lot and the rectory is topped with broken bottles and two guards stand watch over the gates at night.