Church was a wonderfully re-centering experience this morning. The songs we sang in choir were lovely (and had a good alto part…!) and everything seemed to fit and flow really well, from the songs to the readings. We are back to the non-Christmas liturgy and there are some great phrases that just jumped off of the page at me. I like it when that happens. One of the scripture passages we read was the bit from Hebrews 6 about having this “hope as an anchor for the soul,” an image I can appreciate even more now after using an anchor extensively over the last couple years of working on the boat. This afternoon looks like it will be incredible: the sun is out and shining brightly, the sky is blue and there is no trace of the fog we’ve had for the last few days. Makes me want to go outside for a long, long walk.