Archive | November 2016

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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. In the first reading of today’s Mass, he shows us a wonderful vision: the animals lead the way to peace! Then the wolf shall be a guest of the lamb . . . The calf and the young […]

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 […]

Stay Awake! Be Prepared!

The First Sunday of Advent / November 27, 2016 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 […]

How Good it is to Give Thanks!

When I was in AA many a year ago, we were taught a very simple form of prayer ~ to say “please” in the morning and “thank you” at night.  What could be simpler and more heartfelt? Thanks is on my lips and in my heart whenever I can accomplish something that I need to […]


Sunday night, when  I was reflecting on and praying about this difficult election season yesterday,  and how upsetting it has been for many of us, I thought back to another time similar to this ~ the midterm elections in 2010!  I had written a piece about it at the time that I’ll share with you […]