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ADVENT DAY 13 – SOAR LIKE AN EAGLE!

  Friday of the second week of Advent Isaiah is so amazing.    He offers hope. He sees imminent possibilities for the human race.  At times, he also warns and sometimes chastises. I’ve always loved this scripture that appeared in the Mass readings yesterday: God gives strength to the fainting, for the weak he makes vigor […]

Advent Day 13 ~ Where are you going?

Advent Day 13 — Where are you going? THURSDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK OF ADVENT THE OTHER DAY, I PROMISED YOU A LINK TO “THE STORY OF ADVENT”  THAT GIVES ITS HISTORY AND THE 7 THEMES OF THIS BLOG.    I APOLOGIZE; I GOOFED.  HERE IT IS NOW.   (FOR THOSE WHO AREN’T TECH SAVVY, AT THE TOP […]

ADVENT DAY 11 ~ THE FEAST OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE ~ GOD PREFERS THE POOR

  WEDNESDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK OF ADVENT TODAY WE HONOR OUR SISTERS  AND BROTHERS IN MEXICO.   AS THEY CELEBRATE THE APPEARANCE OF THE MOTHER OF JESUS TO A POOR PEASANT NATIVE MEXICAN, TODAY, MAY WE UNITE OURSELVES IN SOLIDARITY WITH ALL THE PEOPLES OF NORTH AND SOUTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA WHO REJOICE IN […]

Advent Day 10 ~ The Lesson of the Shadows

image © bob traupman 2007. all rights reserved. MONDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK OF ADVENT I HAVE LEARNED TO BE INTRIGUED BY THE SHADOWS OF MY LIFE, LORD. THE STRONGER THE LIGHT, THE DEEPER THE SHADOW. I HAVE COME TO REALIZE THERE WILL ALWAYS BE SHADOWS. I MUST ACCEPT THE SHADOWS OF MY LIFE AS […]

Advent Day 8 – Jesus’ wild and wooly advance man

Second Sunday of Advent (For the Mass readings Click here.  Then click on the little arrow to the left on the top left of your screen to return to this page.) He probably looked like someone from the cast of Hair or a hippie. He lived in the wild in the desert of Judea. He […]

Day 7 ~ Mary’s song of justice

  The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception This is a feast of Mary for us Catholic’s.  In today’s gospel, we read the story of Mary’s Yes to God, her consent to bring Jesus into our . (Click here to read entire text:) Luke 1:26-38.) I offer for your reflection the Song of Mary that Luke […]

Advent Day 4 – Our God becomes flesh

Wednesday 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 an overview of the Advent season. Today, let us reflect on the mystery of the Incarnation — the Christmas portion of our faith.  (Again if you do not accept this […]

Advent Day 5 ~ In the Midst of the Mist of our Lives

photo (c) bob traupman 2007. all rights reseved Thursday of the First Week of Advent (St. Nicholas Day) Misty mornings can be cool, Lord. They can teach us about You, about us. There is lots of misty-ness in our lives, Lord. We often don’t see anything clearly. But You are still there, our sun, the […]

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 (We will look at this later>) But today he shows us a wonderful vision: the animals lead the way to peace! Then the wolf […]