Category Archives: Quotes

Christmas Love

Since the winter storm knocked out our power yesterday (& subsequently our wireless) here’s a quickie Advent quote brought to you by Virginia’s still-a-little-charge-left iPhone. “It is Christmas every time you let God love others through you.” Mother Teresa

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“Be not afraid…”

“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? One thing I have desired of the Lord, that will I seek: that I … Continue reading

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Snapshots & Whatnot: Advent Acts of Praise

Snapshot: cheerfully red birds @ the Vancouver Aquarium & WHATNOT: “Prayer is sitting in the silence until it silences us, choosing gratitude until we are grateful, praising God until we ourselves are an act of praise.”   Richard Rohr, OFM grace, … Continue reading

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Grand Illuminations (& Advent Awakenings)

Yesterday at church Father James Glass (our campus minister) said that part of Advent is staying awake. “Do not become drowsy.” (With the heat cranked up, maybe he noticed a few nodding heads.) He asked, “How would you feel if … Continue reading

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Advent: …and so it begins

And so it begins…today is the first Sunday of Advent (whether we’re ready or not.) Advent is a time of preparation and joyful anticipation, of waiting and doing (while we work on that patience thing waiting.) Advent is a journey … Continue reading

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(workin’ on) an attitude of gratitude

As Americans scurry to make preparations for Thursday’s Thanksgiving holiday, it’s good for all of us to take a few minutes to give thanks. In this case more is better (vs. less is more) because once we start our thankful … Continue reading

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Tree of Life: Sorrow, Horror & Prayer(s)

“All that is left to us is our being horrified at the loss of our sense of horror.” Rabbi Abraham Heschel My heart and prayers are with the victims and families of the mass shooting that took place on Saturday … Continue reading

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