Tag Archive | Handel’s Messiah

The Fourth Sunday of Advent ~ Mary’s yes to God

Fourth Sunday of Advent Few things have ever been written in the history of the world can approach the lyric beauty of the Gospel of Luke.today. No matter how many times we read it, we are immersed in its majestic simplicity. This moment in history had been foretold since the days of creation, when it […]

Advent Day 11 ~ The dance of the shadows

Here they are again, Lord.  Light and shadow together. In this case, it appears the shadows on the lawn are actually making room  for the light. It seems the shadows are even escorting the light! And the golden cast of the afternoon sun is awesome, Lord.  I am always in awe of it. It shows […]

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

There is lots of misty-ness in our lives, Lord.
We often don’t see anything clearly.
Help us realize that mist is OK, Lord.
Misty-ness has its own beauty.

Advent Day 3 ~ The wolf and the lamb and 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 […]

The Fourth Sunday of Advent ~ Mary’s Dilemma

Fourth Sunday of Advent Well, in Luke’s Annunciation story, the angel Gabriel tells Mary that she will conceive a child who will be the Son of God. She questions the angel, he reassures her and then she goes off to visit her cousin Elizabeth who’s with child in her old age whom the same angel […]

Advent Day 10- The dance of the shadows

Here they are again, Lord.  Light and shadow together. In this case, it appears the shadows on the lawn are actually making room  for the light. It seems the shadows are even escorting the light! And the golden cast of the afternoon sun is awesome, Lord.  I am always in awe of it. It shows forth […]

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

                Thursday of the First Week of Advent 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 Son. somehow, some […]

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 […]

Merry Christmas, everyone!

The Birthday of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (Check this video out first!)  (Then click on the  << arrow on the top left corner of your computer to return to this page.) While all things were       in quiet silence, And that night was       in the midst of    her swift course, Thine Almighty […]

ADVENT DAY 19 ~ DEPRESSED OR LONELY AT CHRISTMAS?

O Root of Jesse, Who stood as a sign for the people, before you kings shall remain silent to you the nations will make their prayer: Come and deliver us, and delay no longer. ~ O Antiphons THURSDAY OF THE THIRD WEEK OF ADVENT SOMETIMES, THERE CAN BE A LOT OF DEPRESSION SWIRLING AROUND AT […]