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CHRISTMAS EVE: CHRISTMAS LIGHT IS OTW!

It’s Christmas Eve. Here at the end of our Advent journey we await the dawn of Christmas Light to shine brightly upon us and within us. “In the tender compassion of our God the Dawn from on high shall break … Continue reading

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LIGHT IN DARKNESS

“My faith is brightest in the midst of impenetrable darkness.” Mahatma Gandhi Sometimes the darkness that surrounds us is SO DARK. But when it’s darkest, light shines all the brighter. When I worked overseas in places where electricity was dodgy … Continue reading

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#ADVENT: A PRAYER FOR HOPE

“Arise, shine, for the Light of the world is come…” (Isaiah 60:1) “May Your waxen candles flaming spread their warmth, as their glow flickers darkness into light. May Your will be done to make us one again; may Your love’s … Continue reading

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Flowering Perseverance

On this Thursday of Advent, here’s a quick encouragement to keep on, keeping on with whatever you are facing today. Hang in there. DON’T GIVE UP!! God’s got you & God’s got this (whatever your challenges may be.) Keep trusting, … Continue reading

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A Prayer for the Prickly Bits

Preparing our hearts for Christmas, Advent is a good time to bring whatever we’re struggling with into the Light. Maybe fear has stymied our hopes into mopes, we’re wrestling with big decisions and don’t know what to do, anxiety is … Continue reading

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Darkness, Light & LOVE!

“The endurance of darkness is the preparation for great light.” Saint John of the Cross Today we remember Saint John of the Cross (1541-1591), a Spanish saint known for documenting his “Dark Night of the Soul.” Misunderstood, mistreated, and maligned … Continue reading

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Gaudete Sunday: JOY! JOY! JOY!

“I will greatly rejoice…my soul shall be joyful in my God…” (Isaiah 61:10) On this Gaudete Sunday of Advent we are called to “Rejoice!” During this holiday season we hear carols about joy and songs of good cheer. Given the … Continue reading

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Patience & Faith-Muscles

“Let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” Galatians 6:9 On this Advent Saturday where we are half way to Christmas (it’s two weeks from today, in … Continue reading

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Full of Grace, All for God!

Today as Catholics around the world honor Mary, the mother of Jesus, Virginia is contemplating Mary’s “yes” to God, her openness to be for God and letting God in her be for others… “How much we can learn from Our … Continue reading

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Darkness vs. Lamps of Faith

So much of Advent imagery has to do with Light appearing in the darkness. Keep in mind that 2,000 years ago times were tough in the Holy Land – the people there lived under the darkness of a brutal Roman … Continue reading

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