Tag: #adventhope

  • Sunday Music for Advent

    On Sundays, we take a break to listen to the music of the season of Advent. This week, I share some unique versions of the Advent standard, O Come, O Come Emmanuel. May the music bring you some peace and remind you of the importance of this special Advent. Shared by Marcie Doll

  • We ARE Christmas

    We are Christmas!

  • Are you Ready?

    Luke’s story – a story about how God, in Jesus Christ, has touched the pain of the world in a new and wondrous and transfiguring way – begins with a priest. With a priest in the temple: Then there appeared to Zechariah an angel of the Lord, standing at the right side of the altar of incense. (Luke […]

  • Finding Comfort In Where You Are… And Not Knowing Where You Will End Up

    Yesterday, I was pondering over how Mary must have felt when she was told by an Angel that she was the favored one to bear Jesus Christ. Her life was definitely transformed and changed forever. She had no frame of reference to lean on, or a Mother’s guidebook for rearing the Christ child. She didn’t […]

  • Nine Months…

    It’s been nine months. Nine months of stay-at-home orders and daily briefings. Nine months of seeing family & friends through screens. Nine months of sadness, fear, and mourning. That’s such a long time. But do you know what else we can do in nine months? We can grow and birth new life into the world. […]

  • Reading to the Cat in Advent

    Story taking place in time – place being peace a small room book-lined, a blue chair grey cat upside down beside you pretending sleep, listening as if knowing what the story is about in its own version – a happiness of words taut with attentiveness – the story tightens:  in the middle of the farmyard […]

  • Love is the Answer

    Love is the answer…

  • Love

    Love is work. Love is action. Love is a deep, whole                   investment in others. Pay attention to                   how much you’ve hoped,                   how much you’ve cared. You know how to Love. by Tony Angeline, LeCora Okeagu, Agustin Fuentes, Susan Ceely Philips

  • A Light Unto My Path

    Visiting the monastery that weekend was one of the first outings I’d made after finding myself alone, my husband’s words still ringing in my ears – that he no longer wanted to be married.  But I’d never arrived at nighttime – never realized just how dark it could get in this most secluded place.  I parked, got […]

  • The Arrival of a First Grandchild

    Our first grandchild was born recently—so many times during her birth, I thought of Mary with awe.  You see, my daughter was supposed to be at the hospital bright and early on a Tuesday morning.  Upon arrival, they found there was no room for them.  After being shuffled around many times, they finally were settled […]