An Announcement

I know I’ve shared this before, but today – on International Women’s Day – it felt oh so fitting to share it again.  See, around here at YOAM, we only exist because of the relentless persistence and vivid dreaming of women and all those who gathered around them to make YOAM what it is today. …

God is Not Dead, nor Doth He Sleep

Luke 2:1-20 1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to their own town to register. 4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, …

Advent 2017: Peace

  Today marks the first and last day of the final week of Advent; it’s nearly always an abbreviated week, but moreso than usual this year because of where Christmas falls.  It seems fitting culturally that this is the week of Peace.  It is not often that we take the time to dwell in peace, …

Advent 2017, Chanukah 5778: Joy

We’re down to the last 7 days before Christmas, and with that comes the turn in Advent from contemplation to anticipation with the weekly theme of Joy.  Both holidays look with joy upon the miracles given to us by our Creator through the unrelenting, fierce love and protection that can only be given from Creator …