Tag Archives: Advent

A Christmas Eve “Divine Yes”

“Every time we give in to selfishness and say ‘No’ to God, we spoil His loving plan for us.” Pope Francis Tonight Advent ends and Christmas begins. Think of Mary, her “yes” to God, her “yes” to what seemed impossible, … Continue reading

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ADVENT – Persevering Love & Joy

“Perseverance means the flowering of the love of God. It grows and grows, descending upon a soul like a cascade of flowers.” Catherine Doherty Tomorrow is Christmas Eve. As our Advent journey ends, Christmas and the path to a New … Continue reading

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#ADVENT: Dewdrops of Mercy and Light

On this fourth and final Sunday of Advent (with Christmas just around the corner), Virginia is contemplating walking in the Light of God’s love… “Arise, shine, for the Light of the world is come…” (Isaiah 60:1) “Walk in the Light, … Continue reading

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#ADVENT – Bleak Midwinter Blues-busters

As Advent winds down, bleak midwinter blues may loom on the horizon. Yesterday while listening to Annie Lennox’s Christmas Cornucopia (that sees playlist action all year around) the words to In the Bleak Midwinter made me pause… In the bleak … Continue reading

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#ADVENT – LIGHT GROOVES

“My faith is brightest in the midst of impenetrable darkness.” Mahatma Gandhi Advent is about Light in the darkness. There’s a famous proverb that it is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.  As we see the … Continue reading

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Christmas (all year ’round) Love

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” Winston Churchill On this 19th day of Advent Virginia is contemplating her Nightmare Before Christmas ornaments. As blogged previously (click here: Happily Ever After … Continue reading

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#ADVENT : Fragrant Courage

On this 18th day of Advent Virginia is contemplating the fragrance of courage, the kind that keeps pursuing the love of God even when things get thorny. “Be courageous, my daughter. There are both spiritual and bodily rose bushes. In … Continue reading

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#ADVENT: Altered (“Altar’d”) States

Last Monday my brother and I picked up his (fixed & healthy) car in Beckley, WV. (re: Life is a Gift post.) Due to weekend commitments we zoomed there and back again in one day through torrential rains and dense … Continue reading

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#ADVENT : Open Doors, Open Hearts

On this 16th day of Advent (with Christmas less than 10 days away) we may be scrambling to squeeze in more than a tick or two in our prayer closets. But Advent is a time to open the doors of … Continue reading

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Gaudete Sunday: Rejoice! Rejoice!

On Gaudete Sunday of Advent we are called to ‘Rejoice!’ as we continue waiting for Christmas. All during the holidays we sing carols about joy, we look for joy, we try to be joyful. Sometimes we confuse joy with merrymaking … Continue reading

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