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#ADVENT: HUMAN RIGHTS FOR ALL!!

It seems appropriate somehow that Human Rights Day falls during Advent. Over the years I’ve posted a Human Rights Day blog on December 10th not connecting it to Advent, but this year it dawned on me they go hand in … Continue reading

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#ADVENT: Tolkien Tireditis Cures

‘Tis the season for sniffles and general tireditis… Throw 2020 into the mix – voila! – it’s easy to succumb to blahs this holiday. Add uncertainty of an impending New Year (please, God, not another one like 2020!) and we … Continue reading

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#ADVENT: COURAGEOUS FAITH

“Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary…” (Luke 1:30) Sometimes the opposite of faith is not doubt, but fear. Mary had to face a daunting list of Big Fears: What would Joseph think? Stoning her to … Continue reading

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#ADVENT: BLOOMS IN THE DESERT

“The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad, the desert shall rejoice and blossom…and rejoice with joy and singing…They shall see the glory of the Lord, the majesty of our God. …Strengthen weak hands, and make firm feeble knees. … Continue reading

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#ADVENT: HOPE FILLED VALLEYS

“A voice cries out: “In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill brought low; the crooked places shall be … Continue reading

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#ADVENT ILLUMINATION

During this season holiday lights brighten up our surroundings. As we see the lights, why not take a moment to contemplate what having light in the darkness really means? Take a moment to turn off your lights – all of … Continue reading

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#ADVENT: The Potter’s Divine Artistry

“Yet, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and You are our Potter; we are all the work of Your hand.” (Isaiah 64:8) “It is not you who shape God; it is God who shapes you… If … Continue reading

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A Little Advent Humor…

On this Advent Wednesday, how ’bout taking a quickie time out to laugh? It has been said laughter is like medicine. At the end of the day laughter may not heal our sore throats, but it sure can help heal … Continue reading

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#ADVENT: BE NOT AFRAID!

God tells us many times in Scriptures “fear not” and “do not be afraid.” Angel Gabriel also told Mary, “Do not be afraid, Mary…” (Luke 1:30) Be not afraid! But there’s so much (so very much) to be afraid of … Continue reading

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#ADVENT: Watching, Waiting, Welcoming

And so it begins…Today is the First Sunday of Advent. This morning our senior pastor Msgr. Joe laid out a litany of 2020 woes (a long list!) Global pandemics, earthquakes, fires, hurricanes, conflict, and strife – the world as we … Continue reading

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