Tag Archive | Hanukkah

Advent Day 9 (Hanukkah Day 2) ~ Where are you going?

MONDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK OF ADVENT “Prepare the way of the Lord! Make straight in the wasteland a highway for our God!”  Isaiah 40:3 This image was taken on I-95 between Jacksonville and St. Augustine one misty December Sunday morning about 2 AM.  I was living in St. Augustine at the time. On my […]

Advent Day 19 ~ Our vulnerable God / Hanukkah Day 4

Friday of the third week of Advent Luke tells us the charming story that God became incarnate ~ enfleshed ~ as a little vulnerable baby boy. It truly is amazing to really think about that. Even if you’re not ready to accept the story as true, the meaning of that story can really grab you if you […]

Advent Day 18: Depressed or lonely at Christmas? Hanukkah Day 3

O come, thou dayspring, come and cheer Our spirits by thine advent here; Disperse the gloomy clouds of night And death’s dark shadows put to flight. ~ O Antiphons Thursday of the third week of Advent (Hanukkah Day 3) There sometimes can be a lot of depression swirling around at Christmas. People can feel lonelier because […]


Wednesday of the third week o f Advent  O Wisdom, coming forth from the mouth of the Most High, reaching from one end to the other, mightily and sweetly ordering all things:  Come and teach us the way of prudence. ~ O Antiphons One of the major themes of Advent I promised I would talk […]

How Good it is to give Thanks! (Thanksgiving Day 2013)

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 […]