Christmas Miracle…Did You Know?

It was Christmas night. 1776. It was winter and visions of sugar plums most likely danced in their weary heads as they longed for the warmth of hearth and home far away. Many were in shredded clothes, and most without shoes in the midst of a winter gale of rain,...

Looking forward to what lies ahead…

Words from a saint…or so, they say… There’s a passage from the Apostle Paul (known as Saint Paul to some) that is so poignant for this time of year. Whether 2014 was a banner year for you, or perhaps more of a challenge, the Scriptures teach us to...

Advent: The 4th candle

Today, we light the 4th and final candle in the wreathe. But not the very last candle of Advent. The season of Anticipation is just about to hit a high note as the lonely candle is lit. It’s apparently known as the angels’ candle, symboliing the angelic...

3rd Sunday of Advent: JOY

This particular Sunday of Advent actually has its own name in the church world. It’s called Gaudete Sunday.  You will find that it comes from the latin phrase “Gaudete in Domino semper” – translation: Rejoice in the Lord always. Thus our candle...

Advent: 2nd Sunday…Peace

The 2nd Sunday of Advent. I recall one particular Christmas pageant that I was in as a young girl. (Which seems of late, that tradition is becoming a sweet thing of the past.)We used to put on bathrobes and place bath towels on our heads. Sound familiar? Magically,...