A misconception people have of single people is that they have more time. As Christmas draws closer, the hustle and bustle takes over people’s lives, and it seems like there is less time to do everything. In the midst of this a few years ago, I remember telling a mom with children that I was… Continue reading Making Advent Purposeful
WELCOME YOUR GUEST And Joseph too went up from Galilee from the town of Nazareth to Judea, to the city of David that is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. While they were there, the time came for… Continue reading Jesus is Coming: Welcome Your Guest
SET THE TABLE Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if one has a grievance against another; as the Lord has forgiven you, so must you also do. And over all these put on love, that is, the… Continue reading Jesus is Coming: Set the Table
PREPARE THE FOOD I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.” The Jews quarreled among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us [his] flesh to eat?” Jesus said to them,… Continue reading Jesus is Coming: Prepare the Food
One of my favorite songs in the Easter season is, “Were you there?” It is sung with faith and often tears in my eyes. It is a time of repentance followed by a joyous Easter Sunday celebration. The Lenten season is like a spring cleaning for our soul; out with sin to give room &… Continue reading Jesus is Coming!
Recently, while taking a few minutes away from getting ready to celebrate Christmas, I decided to surf the channels on our television to see what was going on around me. If my daughters had been home, they would have made me stop, but I took advantage of their absence. I quickly stopped on a talk… Continue reading So Much to Learn. So Little Time.
The wonder of Christmas seems to be planted in the heart of every child. The level of excitement and joy a child possesses during the holiday season is unsurpassed. What is at the center of all this childhood enthusiasm? Two words come to mind: Santa. Claus. This jolly old man in a red suit, whose… Continue reading Santa Lives