Category Archives: Advent

Silent Night

I love Midnight Mass. Nothing more can be prepared or bought. Christmas Eve gatherings are done. Christmas morning is almost here. And the waiting is over. Our Savior is born. The thing I love about Midnight Mass is that it … Continue reading

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Everyone needs an Elizabeth

Sometimes, we just want to be understood. Mary is visited by an angel, and goes straight to see Elizabeth. Immediately, Elizabeth greets her with understanding and insight. “Yes, I see what you see.” “Look, I have something unbelievable in my … Continue reading

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Vision Correction

My daughter recently got her first pair of glasses. We’ve checked her eyes before, and even now they said that she only had a slight problem and really didn’t need glasses. However, I knew that she needed them because she … Continue reading

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Giving good gifts

I was talking to a friend about shopping for Christmas gifts, and how we could make the process a little less burdensome and commercial. So often, Christmas is really just about the “stuff” that we want. It turns out that … Continue reading

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Take a little time

You have to take care of yourself before you can take care of others. When we apply this to Advent and Christmas, do you get visions of massages, lattes, a fire in the fireplace with a warm blanket on the … Continue reading

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Advent with Mary

Advent is such a beautiful time, and it can be so easily missed with all of the shopping, activities, events, parties, and endless things to do to get ready for Christmas or wrap up the year. I love to sit … Continue reading

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Wanderings

“Why do you let us wander, O Lord, from your ways, and harden our hearts so that we fear you not?” (Isaiah 63:17a) This verse is from the first reading from Advent this weekend. It’s an interesting rant, isn’t it? … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Advent

Thanksgiving dishes are put away, the leftovers are about half finished, and the Christmas decorations are up. Advent is coming. I’m really looking forward to this one. I kind of missed the last one. I’ve been working on my soon-to-be-released … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

Jesse Tree Day 21: Christmas Today, as Jesus is born, we approach the manger. Paintings show the scene filled with light, peaceful animals, angels, shepherds, and of course, Mary, Joseph, and Jesus. The inn has no room, but somehow, this … Continue reading

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O Come, Let us Adore Him

Jesse Tree Day 20: Jesus Everything about the story of Jesus’ birth points to who He is and what He will do. The angels announce His birth, showing His position in heaven. The shepherds come, looking for the Lamb of God … Continue reading

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