Susan Palo Cherwien

Susan Palo Cherwien is a freelance writer and musician. She has written numerous hymn texts that appear in denominational hymnals in the United States and Canada. This poem is from the collection From Glory Into Glory: Reflections for Worship © 2009 MorningStar Music Publishers, product no. 90-42. Used by permission.

Articles by this author:

  • Ordinary Holiness

    Wonder
    is at the root
    of praise.
    Wonder
    is at the heart
    of Christmas,
    and not for one day only
    but for each waking day.
    At the heart
    of Christ’s incarnation
    is the truth
    that God makes extraordinary things
    happen
    in ordinary places,
    that heaven and earth
            holy and earthly
            God and human
    are intertwined.
    The wonder of Christmas