Yeah, I missed Saturday … and I still haven’t started on the holiday cards (yet). But here’s a list of pieces that might make you season just a little merrier … or a little brighter … or maybe just more peaceful.
First up, the Dominican Sisters of Mary… The sisters sing a couple of seasonal favorites. There’s also a wonderful discussion about a sense of call.
I haven’t had a chance to listen to it — yet! But after discovering this gem of an annual program when I was in seminary, I’ve made a point to find it each year. True, Hannukah has passed, but the stories read each year on Hanukah Lights are about identity and community, what it means to belong. If you’ve never heard one of these, check it out:
If the commercialization of Christmas is getting overwhelming, you might find ideas of alternatives in Krista Tippet’s essay here:
If holiday gatherings have you dreading conflicts with other members of your circle of family or friends or coworkers or whatever, this TED Radio Hour episode has some insights for a very diverse group of speakers:
And finally, if the new year is more your thing, this piece by Sharon Saltzberg has some insights on things we may need to let go of … practices we might develop for more relief in the new year: