• We Sing Your Guiding Hand

    This is the hymn the four of us present in chapel this morning sang during the prayers  – we used a different melody but these old, 18th-century words spoke powerfully into the close of 2012 and the beginning of 2013: Great God, we sing Your mighty hand By which supported still we stand; The opening year Your mercy shows, That mercy crowns it ’til its close.   By day, by night, at home, abroad, Still are we guarded by our God, By His incessant bounty fed, By His unerring counsel led.   With grateful hearts the past we own; The future, all to us unknown, We to Thy guardian care…

  • I have stumbled upon this poem today through the Emergent Village, and thought you might find it speaking to you too. Blessings and greetings from from our snow-less campus for these last days of 2012. The kingdom by Shelly Barsuhn   When, secondhand, we heard the shepherds call, “The anointed has come!” we set out, arriving in this kingdom a moment or a lifetime ago. We have journeyed from continents apart, tundra, tropics, poverty, privilege, energy, exhaustion, giddiness, grief. Through some miracle, the Messiah has brought us together.   We are all refugees with nothing of worth to bring– no gold, frankincense, or myrrh. We have no drum to play.…

  • Yes it’s Advent

    …and it’s beautiful. No matter how many times I’ve seen it before – the snow, the courtyard, the Christmas tree, the Advent wreath (read this post if you’d like to know more about that)… So here are some pictures for you to enjoy if you cannot be with us or visit us during this season of Getting Ready to Wait.