Category: Advent Blog 2022

  • A Carol for the Darkest Night

    Enjoy this beautiful version of The Wexford Carol.

  • Soul Soil

    “Soil is everything.”  Thus declared my niece as our family gathered to celebrate the harvest season at Thanksgiving this year.  And she should know, as a newly minted environmental scientist, having just graduated this month from the University of Maryland.  Proud Auntie aside, I found that her statement got me thinking a lot about a very dirty subject.

  • Watercolors…

    Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters… Colossians 3:23 As the hot summer dragged on in Florida and as life’s challenges became overwhelming, I found this amazing art teacher on TiKTok. Andrea Nelson, an inspiring Mom and instructor convinced me and her 841K […]

  • God With Us…

    This beautifully reflective piano version of O Come, O Come Emmanuel from our friend, Vicki Carter will move your soul this last Sunday of Advent. As a musical director, conductor, educator, and pianist her gift has graced Radio City Music Hall, Broadway, off Broadway, and the Paper Mill Playhouse. This will move your soul…

  • Find the Light where Darkness Dies

    Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance–a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved. May love fill your heart and home this holiday season and in the coming year!

  • Anticipation and Celebration–Advent and Christmas 2022

    During Advent, the world eagerly awaits the birth of the Christ child again in our hearts. Created by Victoria Pepe, our new online video exhibit depicts both sentiments through the lively, colorful visual art of Marie Malluk, Victoria Pepe, Susan Ceely Philips, Joan Silinsh and Margery Westin. Seasonal poetry and music by Carole Gregory and Victoria Pepe are also offered in the links below. The exhibit runs until the end of the year.

  • I Come with JOY

    Several years ago, when Marble Collegiate Church debuted its new organ, the great organist Diane Bish was highlighted. Our choir was invited to appear on her show, “The Joy of Music.” In honor of our wonderful Music Director, Ken Dake, I share this video.

  • Christ in my Heart at Christmas

    A Christmas version of I Corinthians 13By Brian R. Godshall   12/14/97   © 2010 If I sing with the tongues of a Bing Crosby or the Boys Choir of Harlem, but have not Christ in my heart at Christmas, I may be only a Christmas with the Chipmunks tape or an Elmo & Patsy 8-track. If […]

  • Hope–A Virtue

    Hope–A Virtue

    Hope appears 129 times in the Bible. It is one of the most important virtues for Christians. I share below some of what I found in my research into this important virtue as well as some of my feelings. Hope in Hebrew Two main Hebrew words are translated as hope in the Old Testament. The […]

  • Through the Eyes of a Toddler

    This was my gift from my first grandchild this past Mother’s Day. This photo is the lid from a candle that my granddaughter drew on for me. (She was 18 months old at the time) Underneath her artwork it says “Best Grandma”.