For decades my mother saved all her Christmas cards. Each year she rubber-banded them and put them in brown bags. Some people might call her a hoarder, but these cards were precious to her. My cards this year are hanging from my kitchen counter as seen above. The are part of my Christmas decorations and…

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When my friend from Abu Dhabi first visited, she brought me frankincense from Yemen in a box carved in Arabia. You can see it in the picture. The slightest touch leaves the resin’s pungent fragrance on your finger. On Epiphany we celebrate “little Christmas,” the day Magi (wise men) from the East paid homage to…

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An epiphany is a manifestation of the divine. I believe we each experience little epiphanies. The God who spoke to Moses in a burning bush, to Joseph in a dream, and to Paul on the road, speaks to us too. There are several moments in our lives when we just know that we are in…

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