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Advent Day 4 ~ Our God becomes flesh

Wednesday of the First Week of Advent Dear Friends, Today, let’s reflect on the mystery of the Incarnation — the Christmas portion of our faith.  (If you don’t accept this as an article of faith, then just consider it as a beautiful story; it still has power; it still can have tremendous meaning for you.) […]

Advent Day 3 – The wolf and the lamb – the owl and the lion

Tuesday of the First Week of Advent Dear Friends, Isaiah dreams of a bright future for us; he also chastises us for our idolatry and unfaithfulness to God and our best selves. But today he shows us a wonderful vision: the animals lead the way to peace! Then the wolf shall be a guest of […]

Advent Day 2 — Swords to plowshares / guns to roses

Monday of the First Week of Advent Dear Friends, If you’re new to this Advent blog,  I recommend reading Welcome to Advent 2009 to get a sense of why we want to spend four weeks preparing for our Christmas celebration and how it can help you deepen your (our) spirituality whether you are a Catholic […]

Advent Day 1 2011 ~ Stay on the Watch! Be prepared!

Dear Friends, Sunday, November 27th begins the Advent season for the liturgical Christian churches.  Funny enough, we begin at the end — thinking about THE END – the end of the world.  The early Christians believed Jesus was coming “soon and very soon.” The early generation of Christians thought the end would come soon.  Jerusalem […]

Thank you, Lord, for a great year

Light reflects light on the canal next to my condo / I didn’t really see the beauty until I looked at the photo Dear Friends / Dear God, These are the things I am thankful for during 2011. . . (not in any particular order) + Celebrating 50 years of my writing, editing, publishing and […]