God was in the ordinary this year, but so were other things: human pique, frustration, anti-commercialism, jealousy and a bit of sullenness. And that was just a list of my own ‘things’. On a night just before Christmas, I went through a ‘living nativity’ with lights timed to a radio signal you got in your car (weird!) and angels holding styrofoam coffee cups gossiping with moments of a scattered Merry Christmas to the passing cars. Lord, help us, we have taken the ordinary to new lows in the midst of the high of a Christmas meant to say “YES!” to the world, as in 2 Corinthians 1:16:22. I was very grateful to have the Mockingbirdsleap to steady my course this year. Thanks and Happy New Year to you all.