Saturday, December 24, 2011

Saturday Good Reads

It’s the end of Advent, which means it’s Christmas. This was a week in which many people online were writing about Advent and Christmas in prose, poetry, song and video. I’m also going to do something I haven’t done before, and will not likely do again – include something I wrote, “Unseen Christmas Presents” at The High Calling. I include it because it’s not about me but about a special group of other people who deserve recognition.

It was a good week, and Sunday’s coming.


Wanting More” by Jay Cookingham at Soulfari.

Advent 4: Love” by Tony Maude at Grappling with Grace.

Writing in the Barn” by L.L. Barkat at Seedlings in Stone.

Leaders: Time to Affirm Work Well Done” by Bradley Moore at Shrinking the Camel.

Endless silent night” by Doug Spurling at Spurling Silver.

Behold” by Billy Coffey at What I Learned Today.

"The Communicator's Prayer" from the Oxford Book of Prayer, via David Murray at Vital Speeches.

Does Santa Believe in Jesus?” by Jennifer Dukes-Lee at Getting Down with Jesus.

A Rag Doll for Leah” by Louise Gallagher at Recover Your Joy.


Advent Journal: Innkeepers” by Milton Brasher-Cunningham at Don’t Eat Alone.

In the Absence of You” by Louise Gallagher at Recover Your Joy.

Adventus” and “Art Talk” by Maureen Doallas at Writing Without Paper.

Donald Hall” by D.S. Martin at Kingdom Poets.

I missed a week of Advent” by Jim Schmotzer at Faithful Skeptic.

Touched” by Pete Marshall.

A Strange Advent” by Diana Trautwein at Just Wondering.

Grenada” by Claire Burge.

And” by Brian Miller at WayStationOne.

Simple Ways” by Nancy Rosback at A Little Somethin’.

This Day” by Karen Eck at Karenee Art.

Paintings and Photographs

Connected to This Place” by Sandra Heska King.

As If a Dream” by Susan Etole at Just…A Moment.

Columbia,” oil on canvas by Randall David Tipton at Painter’s Process.

The Crown” by Tim Good at Photography by Tiwago.

Short Stories

Isolated” by Claire Burge.


The Christmas Song” by Tony DeSare.

Pie Jesu” by Sarah Brightman.

Motets and stuff” by Bird Dog at Maggie’s Farm.

Painting: Christmas Night (Blessing of the Oxen). Indianapolis Art Museum.


ayala said...

Thank you for the reading list. I wanted to wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year.

Louise Gallagher said...

Thank you Glynn for including me in this list -- I'm always surprised when a poem I wrote is mentioned :) It' a lovely feeling.

Wishing you and your family (bambino's in making too!) a blessed Christmas and all the joy and love you can hold onto in the New Year.

Radical Believer said...

Honoured to be included in the round-up again Glynn. Thank you.
Christmas Greetings from Scotland.

Doug Spurling said...

Merry Christmas Glynn, I pray you and yours receive lots and lots and lots of the greatest presents...His Presence.

Maureen said...

A rich and beautiful collection of writing this week. Thank you for including my poems.

Your post at THC is wonderful and deserves its place here.

May the beauty of this Christmas season long be held in your heart and in the hearts of those you love.

Jay Cookingham said...

Honored to be on your list...Merry Christmas Bro'

nance marie said...

a luscious list of luring literature

Brian Miller said...

merry christmas glynn...i hope you havea wonderful holiday surrounded by those that love you...

thanks for the inclusion...smiles....

S. Etole said...

Christmas blessings to you and yours, and once again, thank you for being such a wonderful source of encouragement.

Jerry said...

Merry Christmas...keep on dancing!