November-December Issue

Delwyn's Feather

As his family gathers for Christmas Dinner, Delwyn Edward Morgan has an astounding story to tell, if only his children and grandchildren will listen.

Sam Nicholas

With Christmas around the corner, sure as the flakes falling fast and filling up the alley, Toby and Sam are faced with the dilemma of who will be Santa this year for the kids of Merton Place, a true test of character, friendship, and truth--in this holiday charmer from Tom Sheehan.

Song of the Lark

Still healing from an accident six months before, Luke finds solace and inspiration at the Art Institute--and a chance meeting over a painting of a peasant girl.

Home For Christmas: When "Not Going" Is Healthier Than "Going"

Home for Christmas? Sometimes "not going" is healthier than "going," as the Rev. Ed Bird explains in this poignant and powerful essay.

The Best Gift

The best gift, truly, is giving, which begins a virtuous circle of kindness and blessings for all involved, as Dallas Nicole Woodburn writes in this inspiring essay of purpose and passion.

Janitor at the Y

"Appreciating the day / Being dependable," writes Danny P. Barbare in this simple poem of day-to-day thankfulness.

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