Arise and Shine (Luke 3:1-6)

Of all the prophets in Scripture, John the Baptist is my favorite. If he were alive today, PETA would be all over him for his fashion statement of camel’s hair and leather. He ate a vegan diet of locust and wild honey (maybe that should be my Advent sacrifice?), lived […]

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The Weight of Waiting

It was hope wrapped up there in that package. Hope adorned with a silver bow and a card that read, “Save this for your first child.” We unearthed that hope, my husband and I, with that newly-wedded bliss still coursing through our bones. Out it came from the bag full […]

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Be An Advent Companion

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…” unless of course you live in the many parts of the world that don’t get snow, it still looks like fall, or summer. Nonetheless it is the time of the year to put on your slippers, whip out the hot cocoa, kick up your feet, blast the Christmas tunes, and have lots of Christmas Social Nights. Right?

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Slow Down, Simplify, Sanctify

As hot chocolate, pine trees and sale ads start to clutter the minds of many this Advent season, we as Catholics are reminded the reason for the season. If we’re to keep Christ in Christmas, we have got to remember to slow down, simplify, and sanctify (a message my pastor […]

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